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“Thanks to Fair Trade, my family now owns a house, all four of my children have finished primary school, and two are currently attending high school. Our situation has greatly improved.” Yldefonso Riva Trigoso, APARM cooperative, Peru
As I write this, children and adults in the U.S. from pre-school to college are going back to school. Having taught in public elementary schools, I remember very well the excitement and trepidation of late August.
Last evening I received a joyous email from Emmanuel Rwakagara the General Manager at COOPAC cooperative in Gisenyi, Rwanda. Emmanuel forwarded me an email from his Managing Director stating the results of a cupping competition that they recently won. The competition was put on by East African Fine Coffee Association (EAFCA). EAFCA is similar to the Specialty Coffee Association of America, but based