For us, every day is International Women’s Day. Throughout Latin America, we see what women can do when they have the tools, skills, and knowledge: they’re slowly and steadily building food security, better nutrition, and stronger livelihoods – not just for their own families, but for everyone in their community.

Marcela and Janice traveled with folks from Philz Coffee to the Soppexcca coffee cooperative in Nicaragua to see progress on their new venture: bringing organic produce, grown by women coffee farmers to Jinotega, a city of more than 100,000 people. Our friends at Philz put together this little tidbit about some of these women who are taking charge of food security in their community — and making lives better for the people around them.