Reading, learning and rolling up your sleeves
Helping 80 young people on the road to a promising future is a great mission. However, the project 'A new generation of coffee entrepreneurs' wants to go even further and turn the 80 young people into real leaders who can pass on their knowledge and skills to their communities. The charismatic Emerson (16 years old) absolutely has these qualities. This year he was elected as a student representative at the Technical Agricultural Institute.
Emerson: "I read a lot about economics, managing and investing money. But reading alone won't get you very far, you also have to roll up your sleeves. Together with my parents, I set up my first small coffee plantation. It's hard work out in the field, but I'm convinced that we can earn enough to have a better future with coffee cultivation."
Read more about the project ‘A new generation of coffee entrepreneurs’ in Colombia.