AGE: 21

Rebeca is a born entrepreneur, but she never felt she had the relationships to build something of her own. Coffee Kids changed her mind, though, connecting her natural potential to the skills and resources she needs to succeed. Only 21 years old, she is already buying coffee directly from the local cooperative and selling it in Santa Ana, the city 45 kilometers from her hometown in El Salvador. Her operation is small today, but she has big dreams for it.

“The program helped me get in touch with all the right business contacts, and now I’m doing my part to support local farmers. My dream is to expand my brand, build a small roaster and coffee shop, and eventually buy some land to have my very own coffee farm.”