Hannah and Mike are extremely exited to announce that all your interest in our How Fair is Fair Trade? project has delivered us to our goal! We thank everyone for the donations, Facebook shares, reading our blogs and reposting our entries.
It’s been an incredibly humbling month here in Central America. Full of unforgettable experiences – coffee country exploration, bouts of strange illnesses, ridiculous, butt-numbing chicken bus rides, home stays, tortilla making and more. As we write to you we are plane-hopping back to the United States.
It was an interesting departure with President Daniel Ortega’s re-inauguration and the flood of congratulatory dictators we passed in the airport. This included a spectacular presentation of friendship for Iran President Mr. Muhammad Ahmadinejad, including a red carpet covered by a white awning leading up to a private jet that had IRAN written across the side. Flowers and uniformed men lined the walkway and a band was assembling nearby.
Happily we are already working with a few editors to publish this story, so hopefully our venture pays off for more than an amazing experience abroad. Although it’s exciting to see where this project leads in the coming weeks, we do despair at leaving the warmth and friendliness of the Nicaraguan people.
Again thank you and we’ll be delivering your rewards shortly.
Best wishes, Hannah and Michael