Name: Doña Maruca
Claim to fame: Coffee Farming Legend
Relation: My Grandmother
Country: El Salvador
Her Story: A true inspiration. In her early 20s, she took over her family's coffee farms, carrying on the tradition started by her Parisian grandfather. It turned out that she had a bit of a green thumb; and in her time, as a sole producer, led the production of coffee in El Salvador. She did not let the boys intimidate her either. Seems as though it was more the other way around, from the stories they tell.