Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Sep 1, 2006 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |
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Tripp and Rigoberto Ramirez chat during a 2005 visit to Santa Anita in Guatemala

From September 20th to the 24th, two special friends from La Asociación Maya de Pequeños Agricultores in Santa Anitala Unión, Guatemala, will be visiting us here in Americus. Thanks to the hard work of our compadres at Just Coffee who arranged for their visit, we will have the opportunity to meet with and learn from Rigoberto Augustin Ramirez, the director of commercialization for the community’s coffee and banana operations and Andrea Maldonado, the community’s director of ecotourism and group visits.

On September 30th, from 11 am to 9 pm, Sweet Temptations in Suwanee, Georgia, will be serving up Café Campesino and spreading the good word at the 3rd Annual Amigos for Christ Fiesta at Suwanee Town Center Park. The funds raised by this event will be used to create opportunities for disadvantaged families in Nicaragua. In 1998, Hurricane Mitch ravaged the northwest area of Nicaragua, leaving thousands dead and millions homeless. It was the worst hurricane the western hemisphere has seen in 200 years. Since then, Amigos for Christ has helped surviving families rebuild their lives through education, clean water, medical services, home construction, feeding programs, and business opportunities. To learn more about the work of Amigos for Christ and this year’s Fiesta, visit www.amigosforchrist.org. To learn more about Sweet Temptations and why Atlanta area Café Campesino fans should pay them a visit, read this month’s Customer Spotlight.

From Friday, September 29th through Sunday, October 1st, Bill, Lee, Stacey and crew will be serving up Café Campesino in Newnan, Georgia, at the 2006 BRAG BikeFest. This three-day weekend of autumn bicycling is a Café Campesino tradition and is sure to be another hit for bike and coffee enthusiasts alike. To learn more, visit www.brag.org.

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