“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

                          ~Mahatma Gandhi

Community Relationship Development

Developing relationships between local and international communities is imperative to creating lasting impact in our own lives and in the world.

Though our Sister Community program, we connect our communities across borders to collaborate on projects, pariticpate in building sustainable alternative economic models, and build lasting relationships.

Schools, churches, coffee shops, coffee roasters, community centers and local small businesses are all part of our 1HC family. Be one of our 1HC Sister Comunities! 

Sustainable & Organic Products

Through our partnerships with the Yomol A’tel Cooperative and Innisor International, we have access to individual orders and wholesale accounts for the products from our friends in the Tseltal-Maya community in Chiapas! These products include artisanal organic single-origin coffee, organic sustainable honey, organic handmade soaps, and handmade embroidery.

Solidarity Education Program

Common Grounds is a new education initiative that centers learning in the context of a solidarity field-to-cup coffee economy. Learning-by-doing takes place in “field classrooms” and focuses on collaborative inquiry, building local and global relationships, solving real world challenges, and participating in an alternative economic model seeking to create a more inclusive, just, and sustainable world. We collborate with High Schools, Universities, and Homeschool Cooperatives to create a program that works best for the community. 

The ‘Good Life’ Project

The Tseltal worldview of lequil cuxlejalil (good life) for the entire community is the primary goal of the work and projects of this community. They are facing significant political and economic tension and transition – a historical and critical tipping point that can lead either to the path of agency and autonomy, or the systematic dismantling of their culture as a result of extreme poverty and forced migration.

This collection of photography seeks to explore the resilience, beauty, and ingenuity of the Tseltal-Maya people and their cultural – to highlight all that perseveres and what we can learn from their journey.