Mennonite colony in Bolivia
The “Nueva Esperanza” colony, 45 km north of San José, opens its doors on another aspect of our civilization: men dressed in blue dungarees and plaid shirts with cowboy hats, and women with flowery dresses, stockings and a scarf or straw hat, ride around in horse-drawn buggies and live in British-style houses with minimal comfort. A guaranteed return to the past.
These Anabaptists, similar to the Amish, form a community that refuses almost all new technology: no electricity, no TV, no telephone, etc. They were invited to come to Bolivia in the 1950s to develop agriculture and were given immense surfaces that are now successfully exploited.
During your visit to the colony, you will discover, among other things, an atypical shop and a cheese dairy producing a dry feta-like cheese that is sold throughout Chiquitania.
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