The Mennonite community in Chihuahua, Mexico, can trace its roots as far back as a century ago, when the first such settlers came seeking ideal farming land, isolation from the outside world and the preservation of their religion.
Here, their way of life is simple, with virtually no use of electricity or the internet. The community supports itself through its centuries-old tradition of farming: corn, chili peppers, cotton, onions.
As the Mennonites expanded their farmland in drought-prone Chihuahua, where they have several communities, the demand for water increased. Over the years, they have faced allegations of sinking illegal wells from local farmers who complain the government gives them preferential treatment.
"I don't know about it (technology); that's how I was born and that's how I've been all my life; that's how I like to continue," he added.
(Picture Editing Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson and Kezia Levitas; Text Editing Jonathan Oatis; Layout Kezia Levitas)