Susan Gottshall, Oikocredit USA Board Member and Associate Executive Director for Communications at American Baptist Home Missions Society, participated in the 2014 AGM in Piura, Peru. Here are her first impressions. Her series on the AGM can be found here.
Today we got a first-hand look at fair trade, organic cocoa production at a farmer-owned coop in the Dominican countryside. And we have the photos to prove it!
It is safe to say that Santo Domingo is an incredibly vibrant city. The people, the landscape, the bustle and weather only begin to paint a picture of why so many travel to this incredible city. However, when you travel with Oikocredit, it is a requirement that you step out of your comfort zone and experience more than hotel pools and incredible food.