Don Ignacio, 72, is on of the first settlers in the Yungas valley and also the brains behind the cable skyway. His invention changed the lives of the Bolivian cocaleros. Now they can easily send heavy loads across within seconds.
Don Ignacio started farming in the valley after coca took over from coffee as the main crop for the Yungas region. Coca has been cultivated since the time of the Incas and is now worth about 30 per cent more than coffee.