Becca Mohally Renk is the Director of Sustainable Economic Development for the non-profit JHC-CDCA where she has been working with Nicaraguan co-ops for 15 years. Post-Hurricane Mitch she helped victims to set up a women’s organic cotton sewing cooperative which became the world’s first worker-owned free trade zone. Becca has worked with organic cotton farmers, ginners, spinners, knitters and sewers to certify the world's first garment as fair labor from crop to consumer. Becca has helped new industrial cooperatives get started using sweat-equity models and has helped established cooperatives expand and grow. She has also established a program for at-risk girls, working toward inspiring vocation, continuing education and postponing motherhood.