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Mennonite family

The Mennonites are a religious group whose doctrine is based on the Bible as God's word. A major migration of Mennonites to Argentina occurred from 1986 to 1987, mainly from Mexico, Bolivia and Paraguay, of Russian, German and Dutch background. I've visited this community, called La Nueva Esperanza" (New Hope, in English) where people live a simple life without electricity, cars, telephones, television, or other developments of modern life. They are distinguished by their modest clothing and their understanding of the Christian faith, which is very important to stay away from the world. Relations with the outside world are restricted to the purchase of raw materials and selling products, and that's why I first thought I wouldn't be able to visit the place or even to photograph them. Turns out they are absolutely kind and friendly people and all of them were very welcoming as well, like this family, who invited me for a cup of tea at their home.

TAGS: Argentina, Family, Heritage, House, People, Tradition

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Date Taken: 01.2014
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 18, 2015, 1:25 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Santiago Del Estero, Argentina