Maria

COMMUNITY: El Salvador

Maria and her husband own a two hectare farm in El Salvador. Her children are 2 and 6, and she wants their experience with coffee to be more than the life she has had, helping her parents in the fields.

“It feels so strange to me that everyone here grows coffee, we are experts in that, but we know nothing about what it becomes. We don’t know what a cappuccino tastes like, much less how to make it.” With business training and seed capital received through our programs, Maria is opening her town’s first bakery out their home, taking cakes by order. As the operation grows, she wants to open her own coffee shop, pairing her baked treats with specialty coffee drinks and exposing her community to the very thing they harvest.