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The Book of Fellows

While living in Washington, DC, I had the opportunity to interview Ana, who grew up on a farm in Honduras, where 1.37 million people work in the agricultural sector. Many Hondurans depend on the earth for everything, for their livelihood, and in poor, rural areas, even for their life. Ana’s family has felt the difficulties of climate change. The extreme heat and recent droughts have made working conditions more difficult for her brothers, who live near the family farm. “It doesn’t rain a lot there,” Ana told me, “They have a lot of droughts. They can’t grow the crops they used to grow every year.”

The United States is important to Honduras economically—exports to the US are 30% of GDP and remittances are 20%, creating a reliance on the US. The United States also directly affects Honduras with respect to climate change. Though the US comprises only 5%…

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