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COFFEE FARMER “Raphael" manages the Las Marias Estate in Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua, one of the collectives the El Dorado Coffee and Tea Company sources its beans from. Courtesy photo
COFFEE PEOPLE — Former El Dorado Hills deputy fire chief Dennis Planje roasts coffee beans in the El Dorado Hills Business Park with his sons Cory, at left, and Rob. The Planjes’ unique business model lets non-profits sell their coffee as a fund-raiser, while supporting woman in third world countries. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts
HANNAH AND HER GIRLS — Hannah Planje, center in yellow shirt, poses with girls from the San Martin Estate School in Nicaragua, which is run by 28 women. She brought their daughters “pillowcase” dresses made by a group of women at Rolling Hills Church. Standing near Hannah are Heather Simons, Jenna Gundelach and Henry and Gaby Hueck. Courtesy photo

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