organic agriculture - organic coffee
- Our organic agriculture partnership is with the community "Hierba Buena" where 18 families cultivate organic coffee in the municipal of Zacapa. Students may work in a variety of activities related to the production of organic coffee, sugar cane or fruits. Besides the work, the education of children and adults is also possible. To reach the community you have to travel 8 km on foot.
- The second project, which is a cooperative with 60 members, is called "Comunidad Agraria Las Mercedes" and located in the community of Costa Columba Cuca, which is about 60 km south of Quetzaltenango. The climate there is warm, but not too hot. Volunteers may help cultivating coffee or educating local people.
- The third project, "Sociedad Civil de Mujeres Campesinos Mundo Verde", is located in beautiful Loma Linda, about 55 km from Quetzaltenango. Fourteen women buy raw organic coffee from the coffee cooperative also located in Loma Linda. The beans are then cleaned, roasted, ground, packaged and finally sold.
Other volunteer opportunities:
Centers of Justice