Every morning I, along with many other caffeine addicts in San Miguel, start my day with a strong cup of coffee. Or 3. There are those quiet mornings that involve reading by the river, preparing a few last minute activities for English class, or walking down the street for a quick breakfast at the fonda (fried eggs and hojaldres will change your life). But other days, we wake with the sun- or the roosters- and make things happen.
Living in a community of doers is energizing and exciting, and hiking with them from our front door to the top of a mountain is almost as good as a solid cup of coffee. (Starbucks- pretend like I never said this..) Working with our friends on a neighboring hill, Kalu Yala has connected an internet router to a rechargeable battery that is being set up to bring the internet to our beautiful valley for the very first time.
So today while you are enjoying your morning coffee or your afternoon pick- me- up: enjoy the video link below, and think about a tiny town in rural Panama, where huge and lasting progress is being made.