“How has Naandi changed your family’s life?”  A broad, and largely obscure question that both Emma and myself have asked almost 20 different coffee farmers and their families. Although we have asked many other questions during our interviews, this one best represents the true meaning of our work here in the Araku Valley. How has […]

*deep breath in* Smells of fresh dirt, impending rain, and farm animals With my eyes closed and my feet firmly planted on the ground, my mind travels 12,640 km to the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York where my family has been vacationing since I was born. As a person prone to homesickness, my inner […]

Hello! My name is Sophie Walsh and I am a member of the Class of 2022 at the University of Pennsylvania. I am studying general anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences and I am currently considering taking on a religious studies minor. This summer I will be interning at the Naandi Foundation in […]