Our amiga Katie has traveled the globe with her camera as a human rights advocate and photojournalist.

With each picture, she tells another person’s story and becomes their friend, coming away with a little more love in her heart every time. We admire Katie for so many reasons: her enthusiasm for living life to its fullest, her deep-belly laugh, her gumption, and her overflowing heart. But we really admire Katie because she has never stopped learning. She's dedicated to learning new ideas, asking critical questions, creating art, and listening to the stories people have to tell.


We want children in Project Alianza schools to have the same enthusiasm for life and learning that makes Katie wonderful. And to make that possible, we've set up this scholarship fund to help kids living in marginalized parts of the coffeelands. Any student enrolled in a Project Alianza school is eligible for this award. An annual scholarship will be awarded to one extraordinary student based on merit and service to community. The recipient is given funding to attend secondary school and any Nicaraguan-based University, as well as a graduation bonus.

With your support, Katie's Fund will help girls and boys grow up to be lifelong learners, adventurers, leaders, peacemakers, and life-enthusiasts, just like our amiga Katie.