This week we continued to work in the Lima office, researching the coffee industry and learning from TechnoServe staff and specialists about practices in production, quality and sustainability. We had a particular focus in further identifying key analysis and data to verify our hypothesis, writing interview guides for groups of stakeholders, and starting to reach out to industry players and experts in the coffee industry and schedule interviews.

Over the weekend we had a chance to visit downtown Lima and toured one of the oldest Catholic monasteries in Peru, plus the catacombs, which are ancient burial grounds. On Saturday we attended a buffet dinner showcasing traditional dance and music. We also encountered a celebration on the main square of Lima on Sunday celebrating the day of the children. Lima is a very socially conscious city with lots to see and do.

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Victor Cabral

Senior Compliance Analyst, L&C – Guideline Compliance Newport Beach, California

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