Eliza Strode, Owner
Eliza Strode, the owner, is a clinical social worker who went to Guatemala in 1997 to learn Spanish. Previously a food co-op manager in Cambridge, MA, she visited a number of artisans’ cooperatives in Guatemala.
Eliza started selling Fairly-Traded products from Guatemala in 2001. She spends three to four months per year since 2007 in Guatemala working on a volunteer basis providing technical assistance to Asociacion Maya de Desarrollo in Solola and other groups, and networking with other cooperatives, groups, and Fair Traders. Feel free to write if you would like informal advice regarding traveling to Guatemala for pleasure or volunteer work or to attend Spanish school there, or if you have any questions.
We also urge you to refer to the Guatemala page to learn more about Eliza's passion, Guatemala and human rights.
Some of Eliza's other interests:
PRISON VOLUNTEER WORK:
Alternatives to Violence Project. Please write to me if you would like information about participating in a workshop or becoming a facilitator.
FAVORITE RESTAURANTS, STORES, MUSIC, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, ETC.:
Haley House Cafe, Roxbury, MA
Food For Thought Bookstore, Amherst, MA