Starbucks: Our Commitment to Nicaragua’s Next Generation
It is great to see the large companies like Starbucks putting something back into the community that supply the raw products they sell. I suspect that most of us would like to see much higher prices paid to the producer/farmer and a lot less profit taken by all the businesses up the chain to the final product seen/eaten/drank by the consumer. But at least Starbucks does reinvest somewhat in the local communities.
When Helem Aleyda Chavarría grows up, she dreams of becoming a pediatrician.
“I like to work with and be around children,” the 13-year-old from Nicaragua said.
She knows education is the key to her future. But for decades, her rural coffee-producing community in Jinotega had no school.
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