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Doña Victoria

In Samaipata, Victoria was invisible next to her husband Henrique, who is known by everyone. We met her by chance, when we marked a photoshoot at Henriques house and a lady came out of a very small room and turned out to be his wife Victoria, 78 years old and 10 children, 25 grandchildren. They […] Continue reading →

Doña Margarita

Doña Margarita is the owner of Minimercado (small supermarket) Banegas, and it turned out as well owns the whole block of buildings in that street. Her husband build the house they live in, he died 1 year ago. Now she lives there in their room, and in the other 8 rooms live her son and […] Continue reading →

Senhor Rildo

With his dog Kenya senhor Rildo lives in the centre of Sao Paulo. His 96 year old mother lives in Pernambuca, as do his 2 daughters and grandchildren. Continue reading →

Mr. Oeun, 60 years old

    This is Mr. Oeun he is 60 years old. We met him begging on the Kendal market at the riverside. He arrived yesterday in Phnom Penn. He left his family in the province because he did not want to bother them and be a burden for them. When we ask him about loneliness […] Continue reading →

Doña Clelia

  Dona Clelia is 80 years old, and lives in the centre of Sao Paulo for 30 years. She repeats 30 times a day that she is a politician. She used to be a teacher, and now she spents most of her time going to hospitals and watching soap opera’s. Continue reading →

Don Hermogenes

We met don Hermogenes Costas on the main plaza of Samaipata. He is sitting there most of the day and always tells us how calm it is to live here. He is 91 years old and proud of his age. He lives alone in the house where he lived with his wife and children. Next […] Continue reading →

Don Enrique Coca and Victoria

Enrique is a well-seen man in Samaipata, and known for his helpfulness. He is 77, 2 years younger then his wife Victoria. They are living in the center of the village and are reconstructing their house to make a little shop to sell ice, gelatin and other homemade things.   Continue reading →

Jean

Being a psychologist Jean has worked within hospitals and mental health care facilities his whole life. Son of a French father and Belgian mother, he came to The Netherlands to study when he was young. There he met his wife to be. Sitting in a room full of people, she came in, looking around for […] Continue reading →

Mohammad Ikramullah

Mohammad Ikramullah is the son of Sophia Katun, and lives on the top floor in the building he had build for them, together with his wife, daughter and son in law. He has been living in the United States with his whole family, two more sons. They went there 35 years ago, to seek a […] Continue reading →

Doña Simona

Doña Simona is 77 years old and we met her walking quickly through the streets of Samaipata. She was on her way home to help her youngest daughter and granddaughter to make hamburgers to sell at the football stadium.   Continue reading →