7 year-old Anthony Josuel Rivera Inestroza, a student at Juan Lindo Primary School in San Manuel, Honduras poses for a photo on his new playground. What was previously a disused shelter with a mud floor, has been reconstructed to provide the children with a purpose-built space for sport and recreation.
The renovation was part of wider school infrastructure project, co-funded by Olam and a coffee customer, in the coffee growing communities of Santa Barbara, where Olam works with smallholder farmers to source Rainforest Alliance sustainable coffee.
Seven schools, attended by 400 children aged 6-12, have been refurbished with the construction of brand new classrooms, water and sanitation facilities, kitchens and canteens, replacing what were previously dilapidated, dirty and insecure buildings with no running water.
Honduras Santa Barbara - Investing in the communities