Trueque o cambeo

The barter or exchange of San Pedro de Pimampiro

Ecuador - Intangible Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development

Ecuador

San Pedro de Pimampiro, in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador, due to its geographical location and variety of climatic floors, has been a regional exchange center since pre-Inca times. As part of the celebrations of the Holy Week, a large number of people to perform the activity of barter or cambeo in a festive atmosphere of camaraderie.

The men and women who participate in this manifestation leave aside the monetary logic to act collectively through solidarity, reciprocity and respect, values that promote coexistence and ethnic and cultural diversity in an atmosphere of peace, harmony and prosperity. Its social function, focused on fostering reciprocity and solidarity, led, during the pandemic, to the inclusion of Venezuelan migrants were into the cambeo practice, demonstrating that the intangible cultural heritage can be a means of integration and peaceful coexistence.

Mapa de Pimampiro, Ecuador

Highland farmers

The barter or exchange
Pimampiro – Ecuador

Trueque o cambeo
Uptown apples

The barter or exchange
Pimampiro – Ecuador

Trueque o cambeo
Uptown potatoes

The barter or exchange
Pimampiro – Ecuador

Trueque o cambeo
Pea for papaya

The barter or exchange
Pimampiro – Ecuador

Trueque o cambeo
Low and high zone producers

The barter or exchange
Pimampiro – Ecuador

Trueque o cambeo
Potato for tomato and pepper

The barter or exchange
Pimampiro – Ecuador

Trueque o cambeo
Children uptown

The barter or exchange
Pimampiro – Ecuador

Trueque o cambeo
Uptown corn

The barter or exchange
Pimampiro – Ecuador

Trueque o cambeo
High area visitors

The barter or exchange
Pimampiro – Ecuador

Trueque o cambeo
Bartered products

The barter or exchange
Pimampiro – Ecuador

Trueque o cambeo