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“Gangs make the girls have sex with them, to be their woman for as long as they want.” Maria’s had a tough choice – leave home to create a better life for her daughter, or stay and risk the gangs’ attentions. See why she chose #CoffeeVsGangs.
Cristian and Emilio know all about gangs. Shot, beaten and robbed in the past, some of our 2nd year students for #CoffeeVsGangs have had a tough start in life. But, while the suspects head to justice, our #Classof2016 have begun training to produce great tasting coffee.
Jessica’s dad was brutally murdered and she lived in fear of violence. Yet now, Jessica is a confident #CoffeeVsGangs student, learning to grow the finest coffee. A member of the year 2 intake, it’s already changing her life. “I love the way people help us.” #ClassOf2016
Being in a Honduran gang is the path to destruction. But our student Eduardo wants to grow his prospects. Now in its 2nd year, our #CoffeeVsGangs programme will help give him the skills to grow high-quality beans for our delicious coffee. #Classof2016
Lucas still bears the scars from gunshot wounds. Yet today, he has left the world of gangs far behind. He’s training to grow great quality beans as part of the 2nd year intake of #CoffeeVsGangs and he sees it as the chance to run his own farm. #Classof2016
For most gang members, life ends at an early age. But for our new students like Sofia, a brighter future is just beginning. Now in its 2nd year, our #CoffeeVsGangs programme will teach her about coffee farming and producing quality coffee beans. #Classof2016
A gang member attacked Julia and threatened to kill her little boy. Now she’s making a stand. She’s part of #CoffeeVsGangs’ year 2 intake, a group of young people aiming to escape the threat of gangs by learning to grow the finest coffee. #ClassOf2016
Being locked up is a badge of honour for gang members. But it’s a bleak future they face. Meanwhile, Sergio and all our 2nd year intake who’ve signed up for #CoffeeVsGangs, are learning to grow top quality coffee beans they can be proud of. #Classof2016 [ Bit.ly Link ]
Gangs murdered Pablo’s father. Now, as he graduates with funding to grow great coffee on his own farm, #CoffeeVsGangs is helping this young entrepreneur support his brother. “He won’t have to look for a job. He’ll work alongside me.”
“I started thinking big.” Like all our participants, Maria was intimidated by gangs. Now she’s fulfilling her potential. As she graduates #CoffeeVsGangs with funding for her coffee shop, she’s finally putting fear behind her.
After 11 months, Roberto’s graduating #CoffeeVsGangs as a coffee entrepreneur. Now he and the other participants have the skills and the backing to start their businesses, they’re not letting anyone put them down.
Being targeted by gangs almost wrecked Maria’s life. Now her business plan for a coffee shop is financed and ready to go, #CoffeeVsGangs is helping her build her family’s future. “I’m so excited. This is something special.”
Gangs take a twisted pride in murder. But Roberto and his classmates are graduating #CoffeeVsGangs with new skills, big plans and the money to get their businesses started. They’re choosing a future to feel proud of.
Juan feared gangs after they killed his friends. After 11 months on #CoffeeVsGangs learning to grow the finest coffee, he’s back with a new attitude as well as funding for his farm. This time he’s not letting fear win.
Just 16, Antonio left education at a young age to support his family. Six months into the #CoffeeVsGangs project, he’s working towards a brighter future. But for others that option simply doesn’t exist.
Gangs work together to traffic drugs, spread fear and commit murder. Since joining the #CoffeeVsGangs scheme, Javier and James have learned how teamwork can spread hope, instil confidence and create a brighter future.