The Road To Cacao
Cacao sits on a mountain ridge above the Ocotal valley. While the views are magnificent, the road is treacherous, especially in rainy season. The heavy rains wash away the road bed as well as vehicles. The inclines become impossible to climb even with four wheel drive. The village can be cut off from the rest of the world for weeks on end.
Help and Hard Work
Thanks to donations of $2,000 from the Los Manos Spanish Club of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD and $1,200 from Yair Shalev of Miami, FL, one of the most dangerous sections of road was improved in May.
Villagers carried several tons of rock by hand from local streams. IPADE, our Nicaraguan partner, supplied engineering, concrete, tools and other materials. The men of Cacao gave a week of hard labor.
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