Inspiring stories: EARTH Alumni
Each story showcases the many ways in which our alumni bring positive impact to their communities worldwide.
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David and Daniel Villegas (‘08 & ‘04, Colombia) are brothers, and both are EARTH graduates. In 2011 they launched the Salvaterra Foundation, an organization that develops projects to promote food security in Colombia. Since COVID-19 began impacting their community, they have focused their energy on quickly implementing urban garden projects that can provide access to […]
Norman Mugisha (‘18, Rwanda) founded a social project based in Kigali, Rwanda that trains and helps rural youth create their own sustainable businesses in agriculture, reducing rural youth unemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to this, Norman started a campaign to develop a food bank for vulnerable families impacted by COVID-19. At first, Norman funded […]
EARTH University was founded on the premise that local leadership would be key to achieving peace and shared prosperity among rural communities struggling with poverty and limited futures. It set out to train and prepare future generations of values-driven leaders for rural areas. When one of EARTH’s staff members checked his Facebook feed and saw […]
Diego De La Cerda (Promoción 1998, Guatemala), dirige la empresa DLC COFFEE CO, la cual posee las fincas El Socorro, San Guayaba, San Lorenzo y Río Arriba Coffee. Esta es una de las empresas cafetaleras más exitosas de Guatemala. La finca El Socorro se enfoca en el café de especialidad y es considerado uno de […]