Most of the group woke up early today to see the sunrise which was amazing. The walk to the hill was tiring with some of us being sick, but worth it. After we ate some delicious pancakes, we had a discussion with Omar about fair trade. I learn what fair trade which is a conventional trade based on a partnership between producers and traders. This is suppose to help the consumers have a powerful way to reduce poverty through their every day shopping. One of the most popular and well know fair trade is FLO. The benefit of fair trade is a stable price, a fair trade premium, partnership, and empowerment of farmers and workers. As always there also fake companies that deal fake certificate to the business.
After this Kevin, one of the villagers that give tours of the community, show us the different plants that grows in the area and the meaning behind them. Some of the plants were medicinal, eatable, or poisonous. It was bummer that since Kevin was the sixth generation some of the plants names were being forgotten which was sad to hear. I kind of suggest a book to keep track of the plant names and special abilities. He also taught the rest of the group how to make roses out of a plant. The landscape was so beautiful and welcoming. After this hike, we ate some fried chicken, which everyone got and then we said fair well to the community. We then had a six hour travel, which was very tiring. My energy level is still low, while made me go to sleep earlier.