Due to a tough winter, the coop that Ladislao is a part of, lost 50% of their harvest. They now have 15,000 coffee seedlings in their nursery which means they have now produced almost 100,000 seedlings total so far. They were delivering seedlings last Tuesday on a very steep hill when the truck shut off and they lost control, the truck ended up rolling off a hill and thankfully got caught by a tree but not before serious damage to the truck and still some unknown physical damage to Lamberto (a coop member delivering coffee). He still is in the hospital. The nursery program has been very successful in this town, which is 8 hrs from the nearest paid road and has little to no gov't aid or any outside aid.
Much work has been done by Growers First to help this town help themselves and they are doing an incredibly good job especially when compared to the lower towns which have access to welfare and other gov't aid.