The La Ceiba conversation started with an amicable exchange about coffee but in order to help the coffee coop in a healthy way we had to actually get to know the community that we were working with and that ended up being a spark that lit an inferno of passion and friendship that has grown into an amazing community movement happening in Guatemala. La Ceiba Coffee now has programs with strong roots and engages with different groups in Palin. We support youth participating in the program to be active, enjoy themselves, and be part of a non-violent community creating both female and male soccer teams. Most recently, we started a new program with enormous potential uniting the talents of skateboarders, bmx riders, hip hop artists and breakdancers to promote this already existing talent in Palin but also to build a safe place to divert young people from paths like drugs, alcohol and violence which are real issues in Guatemala.