Shipitiari, a Machiguenga Indian Village
Toward the end of our trip we visited Shipitiari, a Machiguenga Village. The difference between this and the Yine of Diamante is striking. They seem to have some health and nutrition problems - the are all very skinny and the one boy has the classic potbelly caused by malnutrition. There are possibly some genetic issues going on also (notice the first family the faces look like Down syndrome). Despite having new water pipes installed they don't appear to be using them. Their behavior and look seems far away, detached, apathetic.
The second family we visited seems a little healthier but still dirty, thin and possibly malnourished.