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This is the third in a series I am doing on the children in San Cipriano. The town of San Cipriano is located 15km inside the forests of Colombia, deep in FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) country. To get to the village, the inhabitants use the now abandoned train tracks that lead deep into the jungle. Little homemade carts like the ones you see in this photo are the people's solution to the lack of paved roads. With a long pole and a lot of arm strength, a man can get to the village in less than 30 minutes.

This boy was playing with the cart as I was leaving the village. He would get on one knee and use his legs to push the cart forward from time to time,struggling against the friction of the wheel on the tracks. From what I can tell, there use to be a seat built on it, but is now gone.

Photo 2 in the series

Photo 1 in the series

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