Off on an Adventure to Mexico + Guatemala!
A week from now I am so thrilled to embark on another trip with non-profit Food 4 Farmers, traveling to Mexico + Guatemala! Food 4 Farmers works in coffee communities to find constructive solutions to seasonal hunger for coffee farmers and their families. In 2013 I traveled to Nicaragua with co-founder Marcela Pino and was able to document and learn about their work with coffee co-op SOPPEXCCA, and see the beginning stages of their program. This time I'll be entering a later step in the process, visiting communities in Mexico + Guatemala that have been working with Food 4 Farmers for several years, and will be able to observe some of the ways this has impacted their daily lives.
This trip was made possible by my incredible sponsors to whom I am so grateful. Sincerely, without you this trip would not be happening, and I'm so grateful that you've given me the opportunity to share these stories. My original fundraising goal was $5,000 and I reached $6,621.14!! The extra funds will all go towards my work with Food 4 Farmers. To be able to embark on a trip like this and create impactful work with an organization like Food 4 Farmers is literally my dream. Thank you for making this possible!
Sponsors Include: Jerry Greenfield & Elizabeth Skarie, Jim Howe, Dan Cox, Don & Lisa & Taylor Barberio, Michael Gunson, Kevin Casey & Molly O'Reilly, Jon & Nancy Wettstein, Nigel & Claudia Mucklow, Tim Stotz, David & Laura Stiller, Judy Maclsaac Robertson, Joyce Stowell, Brenda Vinson, John Broscious, Lori E Rowe, Mike Pelchar, Alan Newman, Patty & Paul Winberg, Emma Dodge Hanson, Nick Pierce, Sara Kassel, Thato Ratsbe, Hina Rizvi & Sebastien Vignola, Karen Flewelling, Caitlin Hoey & Dan Flynn, Peter Kassel & Carol Irish, Marcela Pino, Jocelyn & Colin Burgess, Lee Blanchard, Josh & Leslie Pierce, Spencer Turer, Mary Hamilton, Russell Kramer, Linda Kramer, Willie Crosby & Sarah Berquist, Eleanor Cox, Jennifer Britton, Rob Zilinyi, Georgia Landman, Sarah Roscher, Adriana Comtois & Anonymous Donors
I'll be posting from the road here, on my blog, as well as on my Instagram account (links below to subscribe). A week from now I'll be on a plane, most likely reading a Spanish dictionary and listening to my Work Play Groove Tunes playlist on Spotify. Thank you for being a part of this journey.