Only those my age will remember this one
Besides wanting to sell coffee, this song from the forties always causes me to remember my early school days. We had a thing called the Iowa Achievement test. It was only to help our teachers understand where we stood in terms of what we might need to learn. The year I remember the test had a question" What is the major export of Basil?
The sale of Family Coffee supports our Education Project
Here is a photo of participants at our day of reflection in the United Nations Ecological Park.
They are our neighbors, Parents and the kids in our Education Project
Our former president Mario Torres is inspecting One of the coffee farms with a Producer of our Premium FAMILYCOFFEE
Profit from coffee sales also supports the producers!
WHY WE NEED TO DEVELOP THE MARKET FOR FAMILY COFFEE
FINDING THE MARKET IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT CONCERN;
One of the worst things that can, and does at times, happen to programs like ours is that for various reasons funding sources dry up. We strongly believe that if we can develop a strong market presence for our coffee sales we will have secured the future of our program.
Sometimes we have the good fortune of having someone donate for a specific activity We thank the anonymous donor who gave the money for a special day of reflection.
We closed the day with a holy hour. At this time we used the gospel story of the rich man who stores up grain only to learn he is to die that very night.
On Saturday August 1, we were able to take some of our neighbors to the United Nations Ecological Park.
The three pillars of our program are:
(2) Community Service and
Our students do many things. The profit from our coffee sales makes these things possible for these youngsters.
Here is a photo of the band in action during the competition.
Don't forget you can purchase family coffee at: www.familycoffe.org. Just visit the buy now page and place your order.
A few of our students at a tutoring session.
Since we tutor in the garage the tables fold up onto the wall.
More photos at www.familycoffee.org
Yes it's true Guatemala has a lot of beauty. We however, live and work in a marginalized area among wonderful people. Your purchase of Family Coffee helps them more than you know.
You can purchase our coffee on our website at www.familycoffee.org
Family Coffee is a project of Caminando Por La Paz.
Ron Covey, Associate Director, USA for Caminando Por La Paz, Guatemala City.