Photo of the Week: Growing Coffee for Prosperity

November 01, 2013

With farming and business training, farmers like Juan Deras are earning higher incomes from coffee and helping to lift their communities out of poverty.

Juan Deras and his fellow members of the Flor del Pino cooperative own some of the best land for coffee production in Honduras, but for years they sold their coffee to local buyers at low prices. TechnoServe helped the members improve their growing practices and connect to international buyers. With their higher incomes, the farmers helped bring potable water and electricity to their community.

“Other farmers in the area say that they admire our cooperative because we are improving our lives, and we are working not only for our families but for the community, too,” says Juan.

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