March 2019: Sustainable Tools Workshop in Guatemala
About the Workshop
In March 2019, Grounds for Empowerment visited Guatemala City to lead our first ever Sustainable Tools Workshop at the Asociación Nacional del Café Guatemala (ANACAFE). With the help of six Emory students, a group of dedicated mentors, and one of ANACAFE’s own coffee market specialist, we brought storytelling and financial planning modules to 10 incredible women coffee producers.
The goal of this workshop was for each participating farmer to walk away with the confidence to own her story, her numbers, and her side of the transaction. From creating farm narratives to tracking expenditures to using the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide, the 3 days at ANACAFE were an incredible learning experience for not only the farmers but also for the facilitators.
Over the coming weeks, we will be uploading the farm stories that came from our workshop. Use the button below to keep up as we roll out each farmer’s page!