Costa Rica News – Producers of cheese and milk in the Turrialba area have to create roads and walk through mountains, gaining permission to cross private property, to save their livelihoods.
Landslides have blocked the roads and complicated product delivery. They must now pack the products on horseback and walk with the horses several kilometers to make the deliveries.
It’s a long journey and they are not used to it. There are nine families affected.
They came together and shoveled a road to facilitate the transit of their products.
Aside from these nine families there are many natives in Nimari and Valle Escondido who sell cassava, malanga and bananas. There are 600 indigenous people completely isolated by road blocks. The National Emergency Commission has not been able to enter all the towns.
36 people were rescued from one of the communities on red alert, Talamanca, including a 2 month old baby. There are 1,536 people in 21 shelters following the natural disaster.