Category Archives: Guatemala

The Women of Chajul

The second Coffee Kids project we visited was in Chajul, located in the Ixil triangle. To get there, we drove five hours from Antigua till the pavement ended and another two hours on dirt roads. Chajul is still battered from the thirty-year civil war which devastated its indigenous community. Non-profit organizations have responded by contributing […]

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Getting Ready For Guatemala

At the end of the month I head to Guatemala to volunteer with Coffee Kids and the Migratory Bird Institute. On this trip, which is sponsored by Patagonia, I’ll divide my time between the Recinos Farm in Huehuetenago, a “bird-friendly” certified plantation and Coffee Kids’ projects which support developing communities through education and micro-loans. I […]

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