Giving the Honey Co-op a Buzz

travelfoundation

This blog post from the Travel Foundation is a great example of the work that they do all around the world and that we’re delighted to be able to support.

This blog post from the Travel Foundation is a great example of the work that they do all around the world and that we’re delighted to be able to support. This project is particularly close to our hearts as it involves another Co-operative, read the full blog post for more details and look out for lots more content being added to the website over the coming weeks to further showcase the work that the Travel Foundation do.

The Travel Foundation

muchkaab

Yesterday, I had my first ever Skype call with the Much Kaab honey cooperative in Mexico. The group has only recently had the internet installed so I was bracing myself for some technical difficulties. To my pleasant surprise, the whole group appeared on screen with full video and audio. They looked happy, focused and prepared.

They described how they are taking ownership of their business. For example they are planning to travel from their small village to meet with a hotel manager to explain why their prices have gone up. I asked what they’d say, and without hesitation they replied:

“Because they are now made from all natural ingredients, which are better for the environment and for your customers. It also allows us to make a living from this business.”

As the call progressed I noticed something different about them, compared to last year.  They seemed more confident in themselves and in interacting…

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