The inhabitants of Sobral Pichorro received the Vale das Lobas project with hospitality and kindness.
For the past fifty years, rural populations in the Portuguese interior have been dwindling, as people have sought more opportunities for their families through education and city lives. Many have resettled overseas, in France, Switzerland, and the United States. The ones who remained are the custodians, not only of the land, but also of the customs and traditions. Much of this priceless knowledge will be lost forever if there is no-one to pass it on to.
We have a deep gratitude and respect for the elders of our valley, living in the villages of Mata, Sobral Pichorro, Fuinhas, Maceira, and Aldeia Nova, and we look forward to a fruitful collaboration, as we work closely together to establish abundance again in this unique mountain valley.