I took this photo at the end of a long day of harvesting and preparing the first crop of habenaro peppers. The peppers are in and on the two vehicles parked behind the villagers packed in reused mesh onion bags. The peppers had been the project of the San Jose Pepper Growers, a cooperative that had formed during the first two months of our arrival as Peace Corps Volunteers in San Jose Village, Toledo, Belize CA. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in a sustainable agriculture program I assisted the farmers in organizing the cooperative, holding meetings, and acquiring seed and training from the Government of Belize Ministry of Agriculture. The farmers found an available plot of unused land and prepared it for planting the pepper seedlings they had started in a nursury plot. A market for the peppers was found in Dangriga, Belize at the Marie Sharp Hot Sauce factory. Having no transportation available among the farmers we had to find supporting organizations to help with moving the peppers to market. The truck in the picture belonged to the Ministry of Agriculture and was used by an extension agent. The small SUV was a rental that the NGO, Sustainable Harvest International, had in village while on a visit and agreed to haul peppers for the farmers. By the expressions on the peoples faces it is easy to tell that this was a happy occasion for the farmers and their families to have the first crop ready to go to market after a great deal of hard work.