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Honduran coffee helps kids at risk

Honduran coffee helps kids at risk

Honduras is known for its coffee.  The uniqueness of growing Arabica coffee in Honduras stems from the country´s rich soil, average temperatures and high altitude that places it among the best coffee producing countries in the world.

The Proyecto Alas ministry in Talanga, Honduras, reaches out to around 60 vulnerable at-risk children and youth with the SKD mentoring programme.  The children have been selected for the programme by local workers, schools and the police due to their strong connection to the streets and the many risk factors in their lives.

Directors, Steve and Lindsey Poulson, missionaries with CMS UK, wanted to help establish a mentoring centre in Talanga and in other places in Honduras that are increasingly self-sustainable.  One of the businesses that has been established is the Alas brand of coffee as well as opening two coffee shops in Honduras to not only generate funds for the project´s work with the children, but also to offer work to local youths completing their education.

Alas coffee has been sold in the USA and UK and we are hoping that at various events over the year we can continue to promote their coffee and help them grow the brand in order to establish a longer-term support structure for their work with the children.