Coffee Vs Gangs
CHARTING PROGRESS: A RETURN TO HONDURAS
Year one has graduated, year two are deep in training - can we measure success on the Kenco farm?
The Kenco Coffee Vs Gangs project is now in its second year in Honduras, a country wracked by gang violence and drug-related crime. Twenty young people, from disadvantaged areas, signed up to a course in the business of coffee, each hoping to carve out a second chance for themselves.
But has it worked? Gary Quinn and videographer David Tarbox went to Honduras to find out. Their series begins here
Episode six: Covering the crime beat in Honduras
Episode five: Eduardo's story
Episode four: Carla's story
Episode three: Maria's story
Episode two: the new recruits
Episode one: The tattoo artist
Why is The Irish Times following the Coffee Vs Gangs project?
This series is a sponsored project by Kenco to raise awareness about Honduras, its complicated social instability and the role of the coffee industry there.
It is structured around documenting the progress of a training course run by Kenco, designed to offer 20 young disadvantaged Hondurans an opportunity to develop careers in the coffee industry. This is the second year of the project. In year one, it won Gold and Silver at the Irish Digital Media Awards as well as being nominated for a Global Media Award by the International News Media Association (INMA)