mother and daughter, originally uploaded by jenniferlarson.

This morning the three women in our group were invited to Juanita’s house (left) where she lives with her 84-year-old mother. There are no roads to her house–we traveled down a rocky trail through coffee trees with views of the mountains and lush valleys below.

Juanita’s mother speaks only Nahuatl. Our trip leader, Laura, translated our many questions into Spanish, which Juanita translated into Nahuatl. Then the answers would come back in Spanish and then English.