FACELESS INTERNATIONAL: FAIR TRADE GUATEMALA
as many of you know i helped co-found a non-profit organization called faceless international. we have taken several humanitarian trips overseas with members from various bands in attempts to educate ourselves while helping others.
we here at faceless have decided to broaden our horizons and begin to invite anyone who feels that they want to help better this world to come along with us on a trip.
in june of 2008 FACELESS INTERNATIONAL is going to be taking two trips (june 8-17; june 18-25) to the country of Guatemala where we will devote our concentration on FAIR TRADE. this trip is designed to raise awareness, educate, and work hands side by side with the people in attempts to help alleviate poverty in Guatemala.
if you are interested please contact the project coordinator at email@example.com. you will need to turn in your application and $100.00 (US) deposit by January 31,2008. space is very limited so please contact sarah as soon as you can, we also have fundraising ideas in place to assist you if you are serious about taking the trip.
Guatemala Fair Trade Awareness Trip
(all inclusive: includes travel from Dallas, and transportation throughout the week, food, lodging, tourism activities, and professional movie of trip to teach friends and family about the benefits of fair trade)
Travel To Dallas (group training about Fair Trade, introductions of teams, group activities.
This is a travel day. The team will arrive into Guat City and then we take a 5 hour drive to Huehue. Once in Huehue the team will get settled into the guesthouse and do some team building activities. A perfect time to continue discussion about the week ahead, what to expect, and have open discussion about the purpose of why everyone is there.
This day will be used to start teaching coffee. There will be a chance to go to a Mayan village and see a church and also a market. A great day to get see the people and how they live, learn who they are, and experience the culture.
This will be used to visit churches/community centers in the area and start to meet the people. There will be a lot of interaction with the farming communities.
Days 5- First thing on Monday the team will travel to Agua Dulce which is 2 hours away. This is where the plantations are. During the next 4
days the team will visit several farms and meet farmers. Learn,
see, experience the entire coffee process. The coffee will have just been harvested so probably a lot of the work will be hands on helping with getting the land ready and prepping for the growing season. This is also when a project can be started. Everything from building things that will help the farmers, to playing with kids in the farming community. There will be traditional walks and hikes to tour the plantations and everything anyone wanted to learn about coffee will happen. End of Thursday the team will go back to Huehue.
Will travel back to Guat city. On the way we will tour Antigua and do some tourist type things.
Go Home. The cost of the trip includes a video of the trip that you can how to everyone to teach them about what you learned about FairTrade. We want you to continue the education!
- We have a team of people who take good care of us. The food is prepared especially with North American friends in mind; Clean, safe and delicious. We take all of our food and drinking water to Agua Dulce with us.
- In Guatemala City we use a guest house and there is a guest house in Hue-
hue, with bunk beds and some regular beds. Hot water in showers.
for an online information package or an application for our free trade Guatemala please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .