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Direct Trade Coffee from Indigenous producers.

Direct Trade Coffee from Indigenous producers.

This coffee comes from the fertile volcanic soils around Lake Atitlan in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. It is grown by a small Indigenous farmer cooperative, La Voz que Clama en el Desierto (“The Voice that Cries out in the Desert”) has been certified organic since 1992.  The cooperative was formed by members of the community to provide an alternative to migratory work as low paid coffee pickers on the large plantations.   Today, there are 161 members of the cooperative with 61 being female-owned farms,  a rare occurrence in the coffee sector.  The typical land holding is less than three acres. La Voz’s...

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The Mayan Cosmovision

The Mayan Cosmovision

The Mayan cosmovision is a value system that interprets and relates the world, life, things and time; it is also the explanation and how to size the Universe and Nature. Through the Tzolkin (Cholq'ij), the Cosmovision links the human beings with all the elements around them, with the visible things and the forces that we can only feel. It is a philosophy of life that encourages material wealth but also the satisfaction or fullness of spirit.This way of explaining the world, life, and things, is defined as a cosmogonic, binding and holistic vision, which is now an alternative to building...

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