Day 7 Part 2 - Villagers' coffee growing, host family scenes
Later in the morning we took a tour of the villagers' coffee growing efforts -- their sole source of cash revenue.
Then we returned to our host families for
Walking to see the coffee crops.
Sifting the soil in preparation for planting coffee.
A villager describes the process and economics of growing coffee. Growing
coffee is the only way they can earn money to pay for their land.
Back with our host family for lunch, Vincenta (the mother) returns with
firewood for cooking, while her daughter Vidalia (center) and son-in-law
Jorge sit with their baby.
Jorge, 20, and Vidalia, 18, sit with their 10-month-old baby, who is eating
beans. The chickens will
clean up any scraps of food that fall.
Otto, 4, poses with Vidalia's baby and a chicken, still wearing a few of the
beans they were eating.
Blanca and another sister, Olga Kelly,
11, eat lunch.
My dad takes a quick siesta before the afternoon’s activities.
I relax in the shade, while children look on.
Eluvia (left) with WFP team leader Catherine.
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All text and photos by David Booth unless otherwise indicated.
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