Ayacucho, Peru, 31 January 2007
Julia Huasaca, washes clothes in her family’s yard while her husband, Mario Huasaca, tends to the family’s cattle and sheep in their home in the mountains above Ayacucho. The family lives there with out benefit of any government assistance, such as electricity, running water or trash collection. Julia says that they are fine without the government, as they make due fine on their own. Many villages throughout Peru subsist without any government assistance, opting instead to rely on their own creativity and ingenuity to survive.