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Dirt Roads And Bonus Pay Day

Dirt Roads And Bonus Pay Day

It was a long dusty day and we all collapsed at the end of it. We travelled from small village to even smaller village. As we did, I had one of those moments. You probably know the kind of moment I mean. Holding your newborn baby for the first time. Making a big move. Standing …

Christmas Gifts Of Inspiration

Christmas Gifts Of Inspiration

I don’t know what it is about Christmas. I put my game face on. I tell myself its “just like the last 10 years you’ve celebrated Christmas away from your family” and yet, I feel the ache of another Christmas away from the people who taught me the truth about Christmas. It’s a slippery slope …

Women In Coffee: Free Desktop Wallpaper

Women In Coffee: Free Desktop Wallpaper

When Amy sent me yet another empowering email, I created a screen full of my images of coffee farming women for her because she is a champion for the wellbeing of women. Looking at all the images together made me want to have these women close to me whenever I open my computer. They remind me to be brave. I need reminders to be brave because a shrinking life is not the kind I want, as Amy is always reminding me. Maybe I am not alone and you need that reminder to.

Our Burundi Coffee Has Hit The Road

Our Burundi Coffee Has Hit The Road

Last week our small (and growing) LMCP team had some amazing victories. We have been pushing hard for many months to export our farmer’s Burundi coffee. It has been a loooooong road here in Burundi, my people. The road included acquiring 29 stamps and signatures on documents from 14 banks and governement offices.

Behind The Scenes On Coffee Farmer Pay Day

Behind The Scenes On Coffee Farmer Pay Day

It was an amazing day at the LMCP washing station last week because we were able to pay all our Burundi coffee farmers months before they anticipated it. The whole LMCP team was at the washing station and not only did we manage to pay all the farmers, but we captured 22 of their stories.

Bounty From Upcountry

Bounty From Upcountry

I love the quality and the volume of veggies we pile into the car while doing our roadside shopping on the way home from the LMCP washing station. It’s one of those things that is just special about Africa, and about Burundi.