Learn. Connect. Live.
We unite communities to collaborate in the transformation of the global systems that perpetuate poverty.
We believe that learning to better understand ourselves, each other, and how to reshape the systems in which we live allows us to create a more just and sustainable world.
We began learning with our first coffee producers in the Tseltal-Maya community in the jungles of southern Mexico and we consulted with small organizations that focused on projects in social fabric reconstruction and human rights.
We now continue working TOGETHER with our partners and friends as we focus on uniting and strengthening the solidarity supply chain from producers to consumers across the entire coffee belt!
A Philosophy of Change.
We live in a culture that has a heavy focus on consumption of goods. The relationship of consumption promotes a one-way dynamic. Sure, there’s typically a monetary exchange for the consumable good, but what happens beyond that exchange? When we participate, we change to a mindset and dynamic of mutual exchange – the good of both parties. What does it look like to participate in an economy instead of simply consume?
2. DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS.
Whether it’s in our local community or across borders, we want to develop relationships and friendships. When we see people first and challenges to solve second, we can develop collaborative relationships through which we can work together and learn together. Together, we can tackle global issues and see real, lasting change.
3. BUILD BRIDGES.
Building bridges instead of barriers between communities and across borders is imperative to creating opportunities for change. We live in a unique time in which technology allows us to connect across the globe in ways we couldn’t previously. We have opportunities to get to know and learn from people almost anywhere in the world – so let’s get to work building bridges!