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War survivor Roberto Gonzalez, 52, weaves a plastic basket at the Jose Marti Federation school, current shelter for the Fuego Volcano-affected community members from La Trinidad. A local Rotay Club-sponsored techincal school has been teaching community members affected by the Fuego volcano how to weave the baskets in order to create some income. Each basket takes about a day's work and sells for roughly USD8. Originally from Huehuetenango, hundreds of families fled to Mexico in 1982 escaping state-repression during the war. In 1998, after the peace accords, the families were given land at the foot of the Fuego Volcano as part of an agreement for returning refugees. Today, La Trinidad is one of the most affected communities due to the 3 June 2018 eruption. Their community has been deemed uninhabitable and the 235 families await an uncertain future once again.