For those who wander why I’m in Nicaragua and what exactly I’m doing, here is a small explanation. I came here supported by UTZ Certified. UTZ is a not-for-profit international organization based in Amsterdam that stands for making sustainable farming the norm. You would recognize the certification by the small UTZ logo on coffee, tea or chocolate packing. Why Nicaragua you might think? A lot coffee consumed in the Netherlands and the rest of the world comes from Latin America. During this trip I met many farmers and other people who are involved in the process of producing coffee. The sustainable coffee farming has a big influence on these communities. It gives farmers more control over their own life and the decisions they make. They are well informed about their rights and it protects their natural resources. During this trip I realized how responsible consuming influences the lives of entire families and communities. So far it has been very touching. Thank you for following this journey with me.

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