Today we went to the coffee camp La Hermandad (The Brotherhood). We assisted with construction work (carpentry) and laid out the foundation for a school house for the children of the coffee pickers. I have to admit it was harder work than I had anticipated. I was very proud of our hard work until I saw what the coffee harvesters do on a regular basis. The process of picking the coffee beans and transporting 120-180 pound bags from the picking site to the processing site really gave me a deeper appreciation for coffee prices and drugs. Another critical observation I’ve noticed is that the native people here manage their communal challenges as collective duties or responsibilities and they try to tackle things together. They seem to identify needs, devise a plan and then start from scratch even before they have a full plan figured out.