Modesto’s failed garden Elqui River Valley, Chile. Modesto Geraldo a 61-year-old goatherder. Without adequate water, his garden has withered. “Government relief services come too slowly and too late. It’s like going to the hospital to get medicines only to come back and find that the patient has died,” says Modesto Geraldo, a 61-year old goat herder. Taken May 5, 2013.