A network of microphilanthropy that supports Middlebury students.

Thank you for your support of our trip so far. While we have almost reached a fundraising milestone of $2,000 we still need to fundraise an additional $3,500 in order to successfully carry out our service trip. Your continued donations are much appreciated.

Twelve Middlebury students will be traveling to Antigua, Guatemala over February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip.

MAlt is a student organization that provides student-designed and student-led service trips for Middlebury College students. MAlt offers opportunities for students to participate in strong direct service that seeks to address needs as determined by a local community partner. MAlt is committed to a needs-blind acceptance policy. As a result, we do extensive fundraising to ensure that participants’ financial needs can be met. We all work together to support one another, which is why this fundraiser is so critical to our efforts.

Participants will collaborate with De la Gente, a cooperative that works with small-holder coffee farmers to create sustainable economic opportunities that improve the quality of life for the families and community. The trip aims to take the coffee experience past its existence in your cup and connect it to the social, economic, and educational aspects of the community it was grown in.

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Dollars Raised: 160%

Funding Details

Deadline: Jan 30, 2017
Total needed: $2,000


Project Leaders:

Zarai Zaragoza

Nathalia Gonzalez Psychology, Education Major and Spanish minor (Trip Leader)


Sophie Taylor, Undeclared, Manhattan Beach, California 

Lydia Fox, Environmental Studies and Biology joint major, Falmouth, Maine 

Charlotte Massey, Philosophy and Religion joint major, Leavenworth, WA

Jessica Morales, Environmental Studies and Biology joint major, Naples, Florida

Pyone Aye, Economics and Architectural Studies joint major, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Deanna Hammel, Environmental Policy, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Laura Castillo, Biology and Neuroscience joint major, Hyattsville, Maryland

Sofia Siqueira, International Politics and Economics with Arabic, Piedmont, California

Sarah Yang, Biochemistry Major and Philosophy minor, San Diego, California

Heather Cox, Biology major and Geology minor, Juliasdale, Zimbabwe

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