The photos try to capture the beauty of the surroundings of Mama Ashu Hospital and the rural town of Chacas, which is just one of the many hidden and lost towns that lie between the shadows of the stunning snowy peaks and the brown and green colours of the Andean mountains. These photographs also try to capture the simple, but profound beauty of its people and of their daily life with its moments of happiness but also with its struggles.
All the income obtained from the sale of the book will go directly to Mama Ashu Hospital, to purchase medicine and equipment needed to help the sick people in the Andes. We want to thank you for your generosity and for your kind support. Our hope is not only to raise funds to help the ones in need, but that we can all enjoy the message, the music and rhythm of the words in the poems; and the colours and the living spirit behind each of the photos.
Our deepest wish is that this book awakens in our hearts, the deepest feelings of compassion and universal love for everything and for everyone. We are all one, and our ultimate journey is that one in which we open the door, we look inside, and we say to others and to ourselves, all as one: “Hello in there…”