Scenes from the indigenous Asháninka community of Alto Incariado in Peru's Selva Central (far West Amazon) region. The semi-isolated village of around 500 is in the heart of peru's coffee-producing valley.
The community grows organic coffee on collective fincas. But lacking technical resources and business acumen, they sell their coffee at abysmally low prices to unscrupulous local buyers. 1 kilo of coffee is currently worth around $1.85.
In the 90s Asháninka villages like Alto Incariado were victims of Peru's bloody terror insurgency Shing Path, who either murdered villagers or forcefully recruited them into into their ranks. One grower told me they were forced to abandon their fincas and upon return had to relearn how to grow coffee.