Eleva Coffee is thrilled to once again be welcoming Building Bridges Worldwide and the McCombs School of Business to our coffee farming community in Santa Palencia, Guatemala, about 2 hours north of Guatemala City.
On their annual service trip for 2019, the students will be constructing new bathrooms and play areas for the schoolchildren of the community. The existing school structures, especially the bathrooms, are in a state of disrepair and these renovations will dramatically improve the students' learning conditions—and make play time that much more fun!
As Eleva's founder, I joined this trip last year and loved watching the MBA students and the coffee farmers learn from each other, and share meals, stories, and soccer games. It truly made the world feel like a smaller, warmer place and fulfilled Eleva's mission of bringing together coffee drinkers and coffee farmers, while making life better for both.