Growing coffee in Honduras
Fellow Man International, a community development group in Honduras , is using coffee production to lift the region out of poverty.
Lisa Armstrong first traveled to Honduras as a college student in 1988, while Nicaraguan Contra forces and the U.S. were using Honduras to attack the Sandinista government in Nicaragua.
The poverty she witnessed moved her deeply and she vowed to return. Ten years later, when hurricane Mitch hit Honduras, Armstrong returned to help with the relief efforts.
On that trip she decided to make a permanent commitment to Honduras. She started Fellow Man International. Today, the organization runs a clinic, a coffee company, and schools in northwestern Honduras near the Guatemalan border.
The coffee company, Green Parrot Coffee, is an exporter of green and roasted coffee in Honduras, as well as importer and distributor of coffee in the United States. Sales from the coffee go towards funding Fellow Man International.
Some of the initial funding Lisa received for the project came from her church in Salina, Kansas. She tells "Worldview" how she plans to create long-term sustainability for the projects developed by Fellow Man International.
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