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Blog post is written by Amanda Crossland, Product Manager for BUNN Home Products

I recently had the opportunity to tour Los Pastores coffee farm in Guatemala and see the devastation of coffee rust or Roya first hand.  Roya is a parasitic leaf fungus that deprives the coffee plant of nutrients.  Farmers in Guatemala are facing difficult choices that will impact production for years to come. 

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October was a tragic month for many living in Central America.   Heavy rains caused landslides and floods across Central American countries, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica and parts of Mexico. At least 105 people lost their lives with an additional million people displaced. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua declared states of emergency.  In Guatemala and El Salvador the amount of rain that fell in 18 days equaled the amount that usually falls in 5 months!

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Pictured above: Alison Kelly (left) in the classroom

Imagine lining up 100 school aged children, and out of those 100 you can only pick 5 to go on to high school.  This may seem like an absurd concept to you, but to children in Guatemala it is reality. The national average for a Guatemalan child attending school is 3 years.   For most families in Guatemala education is a luxury.

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