The Communities


Transport has become a major issue for those who have made the move to Nuevo Belén, like Luis. An hour from the city and the river, their economic opportunities are limited and daily life presents extra challenges.


Luis looks out from his balcony in Bajo Belén. Like many older community members, mobility and isolation becomes an issue in the high water season.

High River

High river season in Claverito brings extra fear to parents whose children don't yet know how to swim. Anything that can be used as a flotation device is offered as kids take to the water to cool down every afternoon.

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"I like to spend my free time at home, because I can't leave my house alone for too long, they might break in."

~ Resident of Belén

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