Hernán Pallo, 45, with Wellington, 3, one of his seven sons, at their family home 57 kilometres into the woods of Ecuador’s Llanganates National Park. Hernán bought this spot in 1993, three years before the area was declared a national park in 1996.

As well as farming, the family makes wooden spoons from alder. They sell these at a market in Salcedo, the nearest town, some 65 kilometres away, which they travel to in the family truck. Three of Hernán’s sons work with him raising pigs. The others go to school in Salcedo, staying there with relatives.

Photographer Alejandro Reinoso