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July 2016 www.CoffeeTalk.com Vol. XXIX No. 7

CONNECT. GROW. PROSPER!

Making A Difference


The View

Kerri Goodman

Making a Difference…

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ach July issue of Coffee Talk is dedicated to highlighting organizations working within our industry to ensure coffee’s future. Some might think dedicating an entire magazine to promoting non and not for profit efforts is a questionable business decision, but for the staff of CT we believe it is one way we can make a difference. As you read this month’s magazine and learn about the featured organizations and their contributions to coffee security for our future please consider getting involved. Be it donating time, money, goods or simply spreading the word that will make a difference for these organizations. Each featured organization has a unique focus to contributing solutions to the complexity of coffee security. Projects are clearly defined as to scope, impact and needed support. You can help change the lives of the many hands that impact the production of our coffee by getting involved. You will make a difference! Speaking of getting involved… This year the specialty coffee industry is facing other potential changes. This month SCAA membership is being asked to vote to merge with SCAE, the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe. SCAA is asking you, the members of the organization, to vote on crafting a new organization. The campaigning process has been at times ruthless. Why? One of our country’s core values is Freedom of Speech not freedom to bully. Personal affronts must stop. Both sides of the fence deserve an opportunity to respectfully present their ideas. This vote significantly impacts our future organization structure and scope.

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I have received calls from people asking me if there is a generational fight going on within the SCAA. The answer is, I don’t know. I do know that a small group of people including our Past President has written for and against Unification. What are the facts that we know for sure? • The voting will take place between July 5 and August 5, 2016 • Traditionally, voter turn out for SCAA elections is very low • You need to be an informed voter • You need to VOTE To move the discussion out of the personal arena and into one central location of information sharing CoffeeTalk has created this page as an unbiased forum for members to respectfully challenge each other’s ideas and explore the future of SCAA. Comments are welcome from both sides. http://coffeetalk.com/scaafuture In Conclusion… Making a Difference requires personal involvement. Contributing to one of the projects featured in this issue, voting in this and our national election in November, holding a child’s hand, emailing a friend for a note of support, these are not only activities they make a difference. Like the little boy by the ocean watching the old man tossing starfish back into the sea...with each toss of a starfish back into the sea a difference was made. Get involved...your actions will make a difference!

For complete and updated show information visit our online calendar: http://magazine.coffeetalk.com/industry-calendar/

July 31- August 6

SCAA Origin Trip: Brazil, Cerrado Mineiro Region, Brazil

Sept 15-17

85th PCCA Convention, Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Village, CA

August 3-6

World Food Expo, Manila, Philippines

September 16-18

August 10-12

HotelEx Chengdu, Chengdu China

New York Coffee Festival, New York, NY USA

August 18-21

Roaster's Guild Retreat, Delavan WI

Septmber 19-23

117th Session of the ICO, London, UK

September 21-23

International Coffee Week, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

September 25-26

Canadian Coffee and Tea Show, Toronto, Canada

September 30 October 2

Coffee Fest Anaheim 2016, Anaheim Convention Center

September 2-4

Berlin Coffee Fest, Berlin Germany

September 7-9

Coteca, Hamburg, Germay

September 13-14

Expo Vending and OCS - Latin America, Sao Paul, Brazil

September 15-17

CAMA Expo 2016, Victoria, BC, Canada

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Contents

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Humble Smile Foundation

Ten Smiles

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World Coffee Research Verified Program

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Get Coffee. Give Water.

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Opportunity Center - Art & Technology Center

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Construction of Wet Mill and Coffee Drying Plant in Corral de Piedra – Lambayeque

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Leguruki Rural Business Workshops

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Fara Clinic Free Transport for Indigent

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Sustainable Livelihoods - Economic Security

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The positive impact of incremental donations - the Penny a Pound program

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World Coffee Research

Libra Coffee

Sun Ministries

Cafe Femenino Foundation

Coffee Kids

Fara Foundation

Pueblo a Pueblo

Coffeelands Foundation

Abundant Health Family Practice through Alive Church

Santa Elena Kids and Families in Coffee

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The Food Sovereignty Cycle

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Helping Elephants and Tribal Peoples in Thailand Produce World’s Rarest Coffee

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Campaign for Thriving Communities: Organic Farmers Market in Nicaragua

The Coffee Trust

Kafae Mul Chang (Thai Elephant Coffee)

Portland Roasting Coffee

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Creating Economic Opportunity for Women in Rising Industries

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Improving Educational Opportunities and Coffee Quality in El Socorro de la Penitas, Honduras

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Relationship Coffee Institute

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

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Vive Cafeto A.C.

Vive Cafeto

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Kenya: A clear path towards healthier women and a stronger supply chain

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Women’s Education and Empowerment 104

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UNICAMINOS - A Rural University for Youth of Coffee Farming Families

Grounds for Health

A Heart for Guatemala

COSURCA Coffee Cooperative

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Humble Smile Foundation

Ten Smiles

Project Name: Ten Smiles Country Most Impacted by Project: Ethiopia Project Location Additional Information: Gondar Project Impact: As a result of the 2 month project, 500 children at Chechela Elementary School are today brushing their teeth daily, under supervision, as part of their daily routine.

come into the classes and translate. - Toothpaste too expensive? They prepared their own toothpaste from local ingredients as an engaging activity with the children – messy, fun and sustainable. - No clocks or watches to time toothbrushing? They wrote a song in Amharic called “Ciao Caramilla” (Goodbye Candy) that takes exactly 2 minutes to sing. Project Description Ethiopia has the lowest dentist to population ratio in the world - one dentist for every one million people. So what is an Ethiopian child with a cavity in his tooth supposed to do? There is no satisfactory answer to that question. However, one thing’s for certain: where there is no curative treatment available, prevention is, quite literally, invaluable. Five young Israeli volunteers on Project TEN’s health, agricultural, and special needs initiative in Gondar, Ethiopia, decided to take on the challenge of preventing tooth decay where most needed. They familiarized themselves with the local language, foods, and traditions. They learned how to make and use the Mefakia (local chewing stick). After consulting with the Chief Dental Officer, headmistress, and the teachers, they went about developing an oral health promotion program for the school, based on an assessment of the disease risk factors such as sale of candy in the school canteen.

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These, and many other terrific ideas and solutions, will be reapplied in other Humble Smile projects for vulnerable coffee-producing communities. Benefits The Amhari children at Chechela Elementary School are eating healthier foods and brushing their teeth daily with their own home-made fluoride toothpaste. These habits will follow them throughout their lives, no doubt preventing the pain, morbidity, and disruption to life and development that typically accompany oral disease. But it turns out that the children were not the only beneficiaries. The volunteers too had an inspiring and even life-changing experience. TEN Smiles Oral Health Ambassador, Lior Tansky, said that it was meaningful to her “Seeing the light in

They creatively overcame one problem after another: - Communicating oral health education messages in Amharic? They got students from the Gondar University to July 2016

the eyes of the children as they receive a toothbrush, whilst in Israel it’s taken for granted. It was a privilege to teach them things that in our eyes are so basic, for example, that an apple is healthier than cola.” Readers can help by This impact on the Ethiopian children’s lives was made possible by our sponsors Humble Brush - manufacturer of biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes. For every Humble Brush sold, one is given to a child in need. Our next projects will be on coffee farms in Latin America and Africa with dental student volunteers from the International Association of Dental Students. So if you want to support a project, or have Humble Smile Foundation implement an oral health program at origin, the best and most sustainable way is to be involved with the sale of Humble Brushes.


World Coffee Research

World Coffee Research Verified Program

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Hanna Neuschwander hanna@worldcoffeeresearch.org 503-560-7828 worldcoffeeresearch.org/work/seed-and-nursery-verificationprogram/

Project Name: World Coffee Research Verified Program Country Most Impacted by Project: El Salvador Project Location Additional Information: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica in 2016; rest of Central America in 2017; global 2018 Project Impact: Dozens of nurseries and hundreds of producers in Central America will be affected by the end of 2017; the global expansion of the program in 2018 will impact the entire coffee sector.

Project Description According to individual country reports, over 40% of coffee trees globally require replanting. With aging trees, declining yields, and the spread of diseases like coffee leaf rust, there is broad recognition of the need for long-term investments in renovation.

farmers can be certain they are buying the correct variety. 3. Education: The nursery makes information about the agronomic performance of different varieties available to farmers so they can make an informed choice. 4. Breeder’s Rights: The nursery gives credit to breeders and their rights are respected.

Unfortunately, farmers run a very high risk that the seeds for new trees will not conform to quality, genetic purity, and variety standards. This can result in unhealthy plants, as well as fraudulent seed sales, which lowers productivity at the farm level and puts farmers at risk. In order to ensure producers are purchasing genetically pure, disease-free, vigorous seeds and plants that conform to the variety standard, WCR launched a program of seed verification in 2016.

Benefits A coffee producer’s most important asset is his or her plants. Ensuring access to plants of the highest quality is one of the most critical ways to lower the risks farmers face.

A World Coffee Research Verified coffee plant is healthy and genetically pure. The Verified program helps coffee farmers make informed decisions about which plants are best for them, so they can lower their risk and grow a healthy and sustainable crop. Verified plants can only be sold at nurseries that follow the four pillars of the program: 1. Nursery standards: The nursery follows best practices for raising healthy, diseasefree plants. 2. Genetic Purity: The coffee variety has been identified using World Coffee 12 Resources DNA fingerprinting so

The World Coffee Research Verified program is the first sector-wide program to verify the quality of coffee seeds. Bringing producers widespread access to healthy, genetically pure planting material will improve both the productivity and quality of coffee as significant numbers of farms are renovated in coming years. This will lead to higher profitability for coffee producers and will help create a professional seed sector for the coffee industry, lowering farmer risk across the board. After years of underinvestment in agriculture, national governments, donors, and multilateral institutions are now recognizing that investing in agriculture is critical to achieving the interrelated goals of poverty alleviation and food security. Planting material verification ensures the quality of large-scale seed purchases for national renovation efforts July 2016

and large development projects, which help producers gain access to credit and/ or subsidies for renovation. Expanding access to healthy, genetically pure planting material and providing farmers with expanded information about variety performance will benefit thousands of coffee producers around the world. WCR is piloting the Verified program with three nurseries in 2016: J. Hill Coffee Producers in El Salvador, Pilones de Antigua in Guatemala, and ECOM Trading in Mexico/Nicaragua. In 2017, the program will expand across Central America. The goal of the program is to make Verified planting material available to coffee producers across the world by 2020. Readers can help by Coffee companies around the world can become World Coffee Research members to support expanding farmer access to high quality plants. Membership levels range from Silver (<$10,000) to Gold ($10,000-$100,000) to Platinum ($100,000+). Membership funds can also support our entire research portfolio. More information is available online at: https:// worldcoffeeresearch.org/donate/


Libra Coffee

Get Coffee. Give Water.

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Eric Medina hi@libracoffee.com N/A libracoffee.com

Project Name: Get Coffee. Give Water. Country Most Impacted by Project: Ethiopia Project Location Additional Information: Any country where we source our coffee will have improved access to water. Project Impact: $1,000 has the potential to give 1,000 people clean drinking water for 5 years.

By subscribing to Libra Coffee, not only are you contributing to a charitable cause, but you are getting some of the best coffee beans in the world. Coffee roasting is our passion and clean drinking water is our mission. #GetCoffeeGiveWater

Project Description Currently around 663,000,000 people do not have safe water to drink - and coffeeproducing countries are some of the most effected. Ethiopia provides us with some of the finest coffee in the world, yet 40% of the country does not have safe water to drink. This issue is not discussed enough. River water becomes contaminated by those upstream, leading to a variety of illnesses like dysentery. Hospitals are often hours away and difficult to reach. Did you know that water is more dangerous to humans than war? People are dying from a basic human need not being met.

Benefits Improved Health – Reduced instances of water-borne disease, like dysentery and e-coli. Empowered Women - It is typically women and children who walk to get water. Sometimes water sources are hours away from home. Improved Economy – With less time spent purifying water, farmers can be more productive.

Libra Coffee is a coffee subscription service that donates a portion of sales to provide clean drinking water to those in need. When you buy a bag of Libra Coffee, we donate $1 towards powerful water filters that have the potential to provide clean water to 100 people for 5 years. Our filters are portable, durable, and have fast flow rates. At coffee origin, our trusted relationships handle distribution. A portion of our donation goes towards our 14 distributors’ transportation costs and time. July 2016

Improved Education - Kids are able to go back to school, where they belong. We try to place our filters by schools. Readers can help by Ordering coffee from Libra Coffee and sharing our message - that’s it! It’s up to our customers how strong of an impact we can make.


Sun Ministries

Opportunity Center - Art & Technology Center

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Project Name: Opportunity Center - Art & Technology Center Country Most Impacted by Project: United States Project Location Additional Information: North Saint Louis Missouri, 63107 Project Impact: Offer employment to the homeless, addicted, formerly incarcerated, and others facing serious employment obstacles. The project is located in a neighborhood that is experiencing nearly 50% unemployment. The project will increase our capacity by 50% in both our repurposed pallet wood table manufacturing and our coffee bag purse making.

Project Description Sun Ministries currently operates 5 businesses in North St. Louis. Our businesses employ the unemployable. We hire those who have been homeless, addicted, incarcerated, or have other obstacles preventing them from becoming employed. We currently employ 25 such individuals in our businesses. This proposed project is located at 1901 Penrose in the Hyde Park neighborhood of North St. Louis. We intend to convert the building into the Opportunity Center - Arts & Technology Center and to partner with area non-profits to offer a wide selection of programming for the community. Sun Ministries has seen rapid growth over the last few years. The building will allow us to expand our already successful repurposed coffee bag products and pallet wood furniture making. It will combine several of our businesses under one roof and move all of our administrative offices to that location. The building will be

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Dr. Terry M. Goodwin terry@sunministries.org 636-544-2151 sunministries.org

do things together and build community. The support offered through the Opportunity Garage will help residents own and operate their own vehicles. It will also offer limited low-cost repairs to the working poor. The facility will serve as an emergency resource and offer a forward operational space in time of emergency or disaster.

home to our wood shop, sewing center, maintenance services, metal-working, sound and video studios, computer lab, and main offices. Benefits There is a serious lack of activities and social engagement opportunities in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The area suffers from acute unemployment with recent estimates by Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work putting the rate at 50%. Lack of transportation is a hindrance to employment. There is little access to artistic resources and jobs. This project will address all of these needs. It will bring quality programming to the area for both kids and adults. It will compliment the nearby park’s athletic facilities and bring a highly visible safe space to the area adjacent to the park. The activities that will be offered will be educational, empowering and focusing on teaching skills and building income opportunities. The nature of the programming will encourage residents to July 2016

This project will bring a high level of support, empowerment and opportunity to a generationally depressed area. Readers can help by You can help this project in many ways. • Become a retailer of our coffee bag purses. • Purchase repurposed pallet wood furniture for your shop. • Donate financially. • Donate needed equipment. This includes sound and video recording equipment, metal-working equipment, auto repair tools, wood-working equipment and industrial sewing machines. • Visit us in St. Louis and volunteer to work with us on this or one of the many other projects we are doing.


Cafe Femenino Foundation

Construction of Wet Mill and Coffee Drying Plant in Corral de Piedra – Lambayeque

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Project Name: Construction of Wet Mill and Coffee Drying Plant in Corral de Piedra – Lambayeque Country Most Impacted by Project: Peru Project Location Additional Information: Region, Lambayeque; District, Salas; Community, Corral de Piedra. Corral de Piedra is an Andean Community of Lambayeque three hours from the main city of Chiclayo. Project Impact: Corral de Piedra has a population of approximately 500 people. The community has a health center, primary and secondary schools, and early childhood education center. The community works to preserve their native Quechua language, customs, and culture.

Project Description This project aims to provide the equipment, construction, and training for a small wet mill plant. This will centralize the process of pulping, fermentation, washing, and drying of coffee for the whole community. The wet mill will consist of a receiving tank, two coated fermentation tanks, ditches around the drying yard, a pulper, a solar dryer, and technical training. This infrastructure will enable the producers to standardize and improve the quality of coffee in Corral de Piedra and will enable them to offer a higher quality micro-lot coffee. Coffee quality is low due to poor infrastructure, which makes it difficult for the producers to obtain a livable profit from their unprocessed coffee. Currently their wet coffee processing is done individually, causing many inconsistencies in their coffee quality. Centralizing the wet coffee processing will allow them to standardize and control the pulping, fermenting, washing, and drying of coffee to produce a higher quality coffee. Due to the microclimates and good soils in the region, the potential to grow excellent coffee already exists.

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Marilyn Dryke marilyn@cafefemeninofoundation.org 360-909-8671 cafefemeninofoundation.org

Benefits - Improves producers’ incomes by improving coffee quality so coffees can be sold as origin micro-lot coffees. - Provides further training for coffee producers to improve their knowledge of

quality coffee. - Provides equipment which, allows producers to have more time to increase their food cultivation. - Encourages youth to find new opportunities in coffee production and export. - Prevents environmental pollution, especially in the water systems. Salas is one of the important districts in the Province of Chiclayo. Their main crop is coffee associated with fruit and shade trees. Coffee generates the main income for the producers. The coffee now has Organic and Fair Trade certifications, and is exported to multiple foreign markets around the world. Given the ever-increasing market, it is urgent to improve the coffee quality to improve its position and pricing in the specialty coffee market. The Committee of Coffee Producers formulated a project entitled “Improving Wet Mill Infrastructure in Corral de Piedra” and integrated into the grassroots organizations of ASROAGRO and CECANOR. The goal is to improve the lives of the community that now lives in extreme poverty, due the inability to bring highquality coffee to the market. The funds will be managed with the methodology of sharing 50% of the investment. In year three, the operation will recover 50% of the cost of the investment, and will be assigned to another community July 2016

that requires installing a processing plant such as this one. Readers can help by There are several ways you can help the Café Femenino Foundation enhance the lives of women and families in the remote coffee-producing communities throughout the world. To help support the women coffee producers and their families we invite you to: • Donate online at www.cafefemeninofoundation.org to help fund this project; • Make a donation and restrict it to any one of the grants listed on our website. • Contact us about adopting a specific grant for your company or organization. We will work with you to provide photos, etc., that you can display to promote your support of the project. • Donate an item to one of our four auctions held during the year. For more information visit the Café Femenino Foundations website at http://www.cafefemeninofoundation.org or call 360-909-8671


Connect to the coffee producers who need your help by adopting a grant request received directly from coffee communities that need our help and support.

1-800-791-1181 marilyn@cafefemeninofoundation.org

You too can help make a difference in the lives of women and their families in coffee-producing communities throughout the world. Visit www.coffeecan.org to see grants available for funding or to view our annual grants booklet.

The Cafe Femenino Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. Š Copyright 2015 Cafe Femenino Foundation, all rights reserved.


Coffee Kids

Leguruki Rural Business Workshops

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Chisara Ehiemere chisara@coffeekids.org 646-370-2361 coffeekids.org/programs/tanzania/

Project Name: Leguruki Rural Business Workshops Country Most Impacted by Project: Tanzania Project Location Additional Information: Leguruki, Arusha, Tanzania Project Impact: Giving 90 young farmers in Leguruki, Tanzania viable rural opportunities to stay in coffee.

Project Description Coffee Kids is collaborating with the Tanzania Coffee Farmer Alliance (TCFA), a farmer-owned organization based on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Moshi, the coffee capitol of Tanzania, and young farmers in the Leguruki ward of Arusha. The project is closely linked to the community and provides training, mentoring, and seed capital to young men and women in the area to help them increase their income and improve their livelihoods without needing to leave their communities. The relationship with TCFA is an important support and commercial link. Groups of young farmers are learning and working together. They are participating in rural business workshops that teach entrepreneurial skills and help young farmers develop small business ventures designed to support farming communities, such as agricultural input application, land preparation, transportation services and agricultural input shops. They will be supported through a business plan writing phase, and the businesses with the most potential will receive seed capital. Additional support will be provided as the new businesses are launched and work begins. The young farmers will continue to use their groups as forums for support, collaboration, problem solving, and access to small loans.

in urban areas will discover and take advantage of the high potential that exists within their rural communities. They will be taught how to treat their farms as a business, how to modernize their approach to farming, and how to successfully create additional income for themselves and their families within their communities. In addition to increased income, this income has the potential to be earned outside of the harvest cycle, giving the young people more economic freedom. By working closely with the community and with TCFA, they will have access to leadership, mentors, and decision makers in their

Benefits Young men and women who may be 20 drawn to a promise of easier steady income July 2016

communities, which addresses the feeling of not having a voice, a common complaint of young people within the community. By providing access to capital we are also addressing a common concern heard from young people with limited access to finance - not being able to obtain funds when they need it the most. Readers can help by There are many ways to get involved. You can help raise awareness of our project by sharing our story with your friends, colleagues and customers via social media. You can hold fundraisers on behalf of the project online or in your place of business. Businesses can become Coffee Kids Members and individuals can support by making a tax deductible donation via our website at http://www.coffeekids.org/ donate/.


Fara Foundation

Fara Clinic Free Transport for Indigent

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Marcela Cisne-Zadik m.cisne@att.net N/A farafoundation.org

Project Name: Fara Clinic Free Transport for Indigent Country Most Impacted by Project: Nicaragua Project Location Additional Information: Occasionally, we have severely impoverished patients from bordering countries, such as Honduras, who need treatment. If we have the additional means to help pay for their transport from home to the clinic, we will pay for it or reimburse them.

Project Impact: Since opening Fara Clinic in 2010, Fara Foundation has provided free transport to and from the clinic for dozens of families (more than 100 patients), and we plan to grow that number.

Project Description Fara Foundation and our Fara Clinic in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, provide free transportation for our most impoverished patients. We see people from all over Nicaragua, and sometimes bordering nations, but the coffee-growing areas around Matagalpa are the poorest in the country. Approximately 30-40 percent of our patients need assistance with transportation, but we can’t afford to help them all (we see 800 patients monthly!). For now, we must determine the neediest, which can be heart-breaking. If we can generate more donations to help with reimbursement for bus and taxi fare, we can expand these services. Fact: According to the Borgen Project, “43 percent of the Nicaraguan population lives in rural areas and 68 percent of them are trying to survive off just over $1 per day. . . . The poverty in Nicaragua has caused extremely poor health conditions.” This is where Fara Clinic is making such a difference. We provide low-cost care (about 22 $1 for a pap smear or dental appointment;

in extreme cases, we waive the fee). Currently, our Fara Free Transport program covers travel costs for four women who come in weekly for varicose vein treatment, one of our specialties, along with cancer detection. If they do not have money for fare, they borrow it and we reimburse them. We also have an agreement with a local bus co-op that will provide free fare to the local hospital for chemotherapy. We give our patients a medical note to give to the driver.

Cisne explains that access to transportation and follow-up treatment are inextricably linked. “Sometimes patients don’t come back for test results or other treatment because they can’t afford to. But if you get a pap smear, then you don’t come back for the results, then none of it matters. It doesn’t help me to know someone has cancer but they’re NOT aware of it. You might as well not have had the test. The results just stay in a file, and I really do lose sleep over this.”

Benefits While Fara Clinic is a general medical and dental clinic, our focus is women’s health care: cervical and breast cancer detection, as well as the creation of a culture of proactive gynecological care. Through tests at our clinic, we have detected, referred and/or helped to treat HUNDREDS of precancerous or full-blown cancer sufferers. We also have a comprehensive medical mission program, which targets debilitating and life-threatening infections from severe varicose vein ulceration, as well as children’s health care.

Readers can help by If you’d like to help Fara Foundation and Fara Clinic expand our Fara Free Transport for Indigent program, please donate directly to the foundation by visiting the home page of our website, farafoundation. org. At the moment, we don’t have a separate contribution page for the transport project. It’s simply something that we’ve always done - reimburse our very poorest patients for bus fare - without creating any fanfare over it. But the reimbursement project is something we would like to expand upon, so that we can help the more than 250-300 patients PER MONTH who need assistance with travel. That’s 30-40 percent of the 800 people we see monthly at Fara Clinic.

Our demographic is the working poor and the disabled, and it’s precisely these people who have trouble coming up with bus fare. Moreover, these rural patients have the furthest distance to travel. “Sometimes a patient will have to walk three hours just to get to the bus that brings them here -- and the bus takes four hours,” says Marcela Cisne, clinic director. “So they have to leave their homes at 3 in the morning to get here by 10 a.m.” July 2016


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Pueblo a Pueblo

Sustainable Livelihoods - Economic Security

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Andrew Wilson awilson@puebloapueblo.org 920-209-0488 puebloapueblo.org/beekeeping-for-coffee-farmers.html

Project Name: Sustainable Livelihoods - Economic Security Country Most Impacted by Project: United States Project Location Additional Information: La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala Project Impact: Helping rural coffee farming families in Guatemala increase their economic security through beekeeping, honey processing, and marketing strategies training to create alternative income sources.

and inexpensive to set up, it is also great for coffee crops as bees and coffee flowers have a symbiotic relationship; coffee flowers supply high-quality nectar for bees while bees improve plant health and berry quality through cross-pollination. Project Description Pueblo a Pueblo works to improve the lives of Mayan coffee-farming communities surrounding the beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Many of these families live on less than $2 a day and face hunger, poor health, and lack of education. One of the ways we help families reach more sustainable livelihoods is through our cooperative beekeeping project., We originally began our beekeeping project as a way to help farmers regain farm income after a fungus called Roya wiped out their coffee crops, a phenomenon that took place across Central America. But even without the threat of the Roya, income from coffee farming isn’t consistent. Families often face several months of food insecurity each year during the time between harvests, a period known in the coffee world as los meses flacos (the thin months). This Sustainable Livelihoods project provides equipment and training in cooperative beekeeping and business management so that farmers can start their own honey enterprise. We also work with the farmers to train other farmers, which not only helps fellow producers learn better, it also lets them share the wealth they have gained from their own businesses.

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What’s more, beekeeping provides one of the best sources of alternative income to coffee farmers. Not only is beekeeping easy

Benefits After training 9 farmers from the San Lucas Toliman community in cooperative beekeeping, we found the project to be a huge success. To date, this group has harvested over 980 pounds of honey, is independently managing 64% of beekeeping duties, and has trained an additional 10 beekeepers in a nearby community. By supplementing their income with beekeeping, these farmers are making sure they have a steadier source of income and that they and their families are more equipped to provide food for their families during the most difficult months of the year. Another benefit to Sustainable Livelihoods is that it can create a closed-loop system within Pueblo a Pueblo and the greater coffee industry. Many of our coffee company partners on this project want to provide a market for the farmers and export their honey for use in their coffee shops. This works to further close the gap between farmer and consumer, from bee to cup! Finally, Pueblo a Pueblo creates sustainable solutions by working hand-in-hand with local communities for a limited time. After our three-year partnership with a cooperative, the local beekeeping group can function autonomously without Pueblo a Pueblo’s involvement. The goal of sustainability is prevalent in every July 2016

Pueblo a Pueblo project to avoid a sense of dependence on our presence. Readers can help by In addition to sharing our project with your network, here are some ways you can help us spread the power of beekeeping to other coffee communities in Guatemala. Donate money. If you check out our project page, click on the button that reads, “I want to support Pueblo a Pueblo Projects.” On the donate page, you can specify our beekeeping project when answering the question, “How did you hear about us?”. If you prefer to send a check, you can send it to the address below. Donate supplies. Are you an apiary aficionado? We would love donations in the form of protective gear, honey extractors, bee-smokers, or any other beekeeping equipment for our training groups. You can send materials to… Pueblo a Pueblo PO Box 303 Neenah, WI 54957-0303 Join our mailing list! To stay updated of this or any of our other projects, join our mailing list by going to www. puebloapueblo.org. Thanks in advance for your support!


Coffeelands Foundation

The positive impact of incremental donations the Penny a Pound program

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Scott Brant coffeelandsfoundation@gmail.com 406-309-5119 coffeelands.org

Project Name: The Positive Impact of Incremental Donations - the Penny a Pound Program Country Most Impacted by Project: Guatemala Project Location Additional Information: Current projects in Guatemala and Mexico Project Impact: The Penny a Pound program impacts over 8000 coffee farmers, their families, and their communities through the projects we support.

Project Description The Coffeelands Foundation provides funding to projects addressing the needs of coffee-producing communities around the world. The popularity of specialty coffee has created a vibrant and profitable environment in the retail coffee world. Our Penny a Pound program is a simple way to share our success with our coffee producing partners. Access to education, adequate health care, clean water, economic diversity, and even enough food to feed one’s family are still common problems in coffee growing regions. Our project, the Penny a Pound program, creates a simple, convenient, and effective way for coffee roasters to address these needs. Through participating coffee brokers, the Penny a Pound program makes it possible for coffee roasters to donate incrementally, by adding a penny per pound onto each of their green coffee purchases. The donation is automatically made when the coffee invoice is paid. It’s that simple. Each pound of coffee purchased is helping the people and communities growing our coffee. Pennies are important – and powerful. Through this program, you can assure that at least one penny of your green coffee purchase is working to impact the lives of the people producing our coffee. 26 Participation is voluntary. You can opt in

or out at any time, and there is no time commitment.

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Make your wise purchases—and pennies— count, and make a lasting difference to the lives of our producers.

We review new project proposals semiannually and specific projects are chosen and funded through the Board of Directors of the Coffeelands Foundation. Tracking and monitoring all projects is important to us and to you, and we report back to participating roasters on the projects’ progress.

Benefits The mission of the Coffeelands Foundation is to build strong coffee communities. We believe that the Penny a Pound program can help us achieve this mission. The benefits from our current projects address seasonal hunger, food security, education, health care, economic stability, women’s empowerment, and recovery from La Roya. Organic School Gardens - teaching kids to grow food, feed themselves, and learn healthy eating habits is a current project. An innovative La Roya Recovery program in northern Guatemala is improving the lives of over 500 coffee farmers who were hard-hit by coffee rust. A beekeeping project in Mexico adds income to coffee families. Primary education scholarships and maternal/child health sponsorships are some other ways our work supports coffee families. We work with organizations who have demonstrated exceptional communitybuilding skills and most importantly, develop their programs within the communities where they work. True grassroots development at origin. The long-term success of any program depends on collaboration between the non-profits and the community. Programs July 2016

All donations are tax-deductible. Coffeelands Foundation is recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Readers can help by Sign up today with the Penny a Pound program through these participating importers: • Royal Coffee, Oakland • InterAmerican Coffee • Vournas Coffee Trading • Atlas Coffee • Sustainable Harvest • 32 CUP - Specialty Coffee Merchants You can begin contributing immediately with your next coffee purchase. If you are buying coffee through other brokers and would like to be part of the Coffeelands Foundation, talk to your broker. Encourage them join us in this effort. Contact us. www.coffeelands.org. Sign up for our newsletter. Donate directly on-line. This project is simple in concept, simple in execution, and addresses complex issues in our extended coffee community. Join us today.


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Santa Elena Kids and Families in Coffee

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Cynthia Elliott cindyelliott8021@gmail.com 520-869-1232 alivechurch.com

Project Name: Santa Elena Kids and Families in Coffee Country Most Impacted by Project: Costa Rica Project Location Additional Information: Costa Rica Santa Elena Coffee Fields Project Impact: The care we are able to provide during this medical mission trip impacts potentially 700 - 800 people.

according to need for adult and children by age, size, and gender. The core team for the last three years has been Todd & Cindy Elliott, and Kelvin & Patricia Dasher. We added a second provider this year: Kelly Ingertson - Tucson, AZ; nurse practitioner student Desiree Golden; student Cecilia Feeley; mom Cathy Feeley; and additional interpreters Lucretia Maxey, and Darby Suitt.

Project Description This is a medical mission trip where a team of volunteers travels to Costa Rica Santa Elena Coffee Farm. The team cares for the coffee pickers in the fields as they work. The first year (2014) they cared for over 200 people, the second year (2015) approximately 240 people, and the third year (2016) over 300 people. The founder and lead medical provider is Dr. Cindy Elliott with her husband Todd Elliott of Tomdra, Inc. She is a nurse practitioner who owns and operates a family practice clinic in Tucson, AZ. She puts together a team of volunteers in order to meet the medical needs of the coffee pickers and their families. Every year, they have been able to do more medically: treating infections, joint and back pain, gastrointestinal issues, performing minor surgeries, well and sick child examinations, dental extractions as needed, and much more. They educate the pickers about birth control, body mechanics, hygiene, treatment of illness, and disease prevention. The team also brings as much clothing as possible via suitcase and once in the fields, volunteers are responsible for distribution 28 to the families. Clothing is distributed

Benefits This trip is a way for the coffee industry, coffee drinker, and human being to give back to those who work extremely hard every day picking coffee by hand in the fields of Santa Elena. Most of these families are migrant workers from Panama and Nicaragua. They live very modestly or primitively in their native countries and generally have no form of health care. Many families have lost one or more child to preventable illness. Thank you so much to the donors who supported the 2016 trip: Vistar/Pat Hagerty, Coding Continuum, Inc., Atnip Co., Cantaloupe Systems, Gourmet Coffee Service, Abundant Health Family Practice, Todd & Cindy Elliott, Kelvin & Patricia Dasher, Jim & LuzMarina Stuart, Tom & Sandra Elliott, Tommy & Ellen Elliott, Tina Elliott, Spencer Elliott, Maxwell Elliott, Jim & Rachel Gordon, Delmar & Terri Lowry, Todd & Sue Franklin, Kerri Goodman, Eric Dell, Cathy Feeley, Jim & Leslie Phillips, Anne McNamara, Doug & Mary Martin, Roger & Julie Baldwin, Jan Haskell, Larry & Lisa Cummings, Steve & Erin Leis, Alexas Duran, Jeff & Tiffany Roberts, Raul & Lynette Leija, Brent & Emma Barker, Brian & Denise Johnson, John Schwager, Bob & Marybeth Newman, Dan & Patty July 2016

Zeid, Mark & Sara Dieffenbach, Tito & Lorraine Valenzuela, April Elkins, Patricia Curtis, Caesar & Carrie Rodriguez, Barbara Rooney, Barbara & Larry Glenn, Isaac Gomez-Avraham, Mack & Nancy Norris, Ken & Katie Ballenger, Maria Walker, Stu Kaner, Shawn Avery, Kathy-bell Duncan, Paul & Maria van Beverhoudt, Andres Rendon, and Bob & Lisa Mattias. Readers can help by Donating money for the Costa Rica trip via the Alive church web site: www. alivechurch.com helps provide medication and treatments, instruments, breathing treatment nebulizers, as well as dental and educational supplies. It also helps pay for some of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expenses such as the van that transports them back and forth to the farm. Money is needed every year to supply medications (oral, topical, and injectable antibiotics, anti-parasitic, antiinflammatory, anti-fungal, birth control injections, respiratory medications, sutures, scalpels, anesthetic agents, dressings, and much more). The team needs additional money this year for dental supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and the equipment to pull broken or infected teeth as needed. They also need money to purchase school supplies such as backpacks, paper, and pencils for school-aged children. Medications are purchased by Dr. Elliott prior to the trip but many other supplies are purchased once the team arrives in Costa Rica to avoid shipping charges. Women of the Industry NAMA (WIN) are the first to donate - $1000.00 for the January 2017 trip. Thank you so much! Please go to www.alivechurch.com , click on GIVING, Give Now, Give to: drop boxes: Missions & Costa Rica, put in the amount and follow the directions...


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The Coffee Trust

The Food Sovereignty Cycle

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Bill Fishbein bill@thecoffeetrust.org N/A thecoffeetrust.org

Project Name: The Food Sovereignty Cycle Country Most Impacted by Project: Guatemala Project Location Additional Information: San Gaspar Chajul, and specifically Sotzil and Chel in the Ixil region of El QuichĂŠ Project Impact: The Food Sovereignty Cycle will impact 300 families and approximately 1,500 people in 2017.

productive. Chickens also eat worms from the compost for protein.

Project Description The Food Sovereignty Cycle is composed of four parts to promote pan-communal success. Family Gardens: Women learn about using Effective Microorganisms (EMs) to protect plants and animals from pathogens and break down nutrients in the soil for easy absorption. Women also learn to produce organic compost and grow vegetables. Chicken Raising: Families learn to build chicken coops - housing up to 100 chickens - to produce at least one egg per day per family member to eat. Extra eggs are sold for added income. Families spray their coops with the EMs to organically disinfect and maintain a healthy environment. Greens from the vegetable garden are soaked in EMs and fed to the chickens along with EM-infused water. These practices keep the chickens healthy and

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Efficient, Ventilated Stoves and Water Filters: Finally, the women hold a Cuchubal (Koo-Choo-Bal), where each month they combine a portion of their savings (from the sale of eggs and chickens) in a common pool. One woman is selected as the recipient and purchases an efficient, ventilated stove and water filter, reducing the health risks of her family. Cuchubals take place until each woman has a stove and water filter. More Women, More Groups: Once women reach a certain level of success, they present ten baby chicks to a new member who has already learned to produce EMs, build a compost bin, and grow a family garden. The cycle continues, bringing more families into the program. Benefits The Food Sovereignty Cycle offers families from some of the poorest coffeeproducing regions in Guatemala the skills to grow their own nutritious vegetables for much-needed vitamins and minerals, and produce chicken eggs and chicken meat for critically-needed protein. Families also learn to produce their own Effective Microorganisms for healthy gardens, healthy chickens, and healthy families (community members inject EMs - as does The Coffee Trust team). Extra eggs and chickens are also sold for added family income to purchase efficient, ventilated stoves, which significantly reduce respiratory illnesses and stunted July 2016

brain development in children, as well as purchasing water filters to reduce all-toooften fatal aquatic diseases. The ultimate benefit of the program is selfsufficiency for each family, so that before they sell a single coffee bean they can feed themselves. Readers can help by Readers can help by donating directly to The Coffee Trust, hosting an in-store fundraiser if they are a cafe-owner, or just speaking to others like themselves about the struggles families face at origin and The Coffee Trustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work in Ixil.


Kafae Mul Chang (Thai Elephant Coffee)

Helping Elephants and Tribal Peoples in Thailand Produce World’s Rarest Coffee

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Tim Keating tim@kafaemulchang.com 917-543-4064, 516-451-9772 kafaemulchang.com

Project Name: Helping Elephants and Tribal Peoples in Thailand Produce World’s Rarest Coffee Country Most Impacted by Project: Thailand Project Location Additional Information: Originating from the high altitudes of Doi Tung and Doi Chang; produced in the Golden Triangle region of Thailand and sold in Southeast Asia and the United States Project Impact: Various members of the Karen, Akha and the Lisu tribes benefit economically; various mahouts and their families benefit economically; more than fifty elephants have benefitted with greater freedom and ease; donations made to wild elephant conservation.

coffee are treated to a much better life. With the funds we provide, they are able to freely roam at our partner sanctuaries rather than be used for tourist shows. Along with the organic coffee cherries (less than 2% of their food volume), they are fed a delightful diet of fruit, rice, sugar cane and other favorites. They eat the cherries for their fleshy pulp, which is broken down in their digestive tract. This also changes the chemistry of the bean, yielding a unique coffee. Project Description At Kāfæ Mūl Cĥāng™, our goal is to produce one of the world’s finest coffees, while helping the indigenous people, domesticated and wild elephants of Southeast Asia. In 1983, King Bhombol of Thailand initiated a program to encourage crop substitutions to eliminate the opium cultivation and slash-and-burn agriculture that was destroying the environment and the lives of many Thai people. This helped the northern Thai hill tribes in their struggle for equality and acceptance. Since then, the Akha, Lisu, and Karen hill tribes have been growing some of the world’s finest Arabica coffee. This is where we obtain the ripe coffee fruit that, with the help of our elephant partners, we transform into elephant dung coffee.

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The domesticated elephants employed by Kāfæ Mūl Cĥāng™ to produce our amazing

At Kāfæ Mūl Cĥāng™ we take our love of Earth seriously. We even use the remaining dung for paper and fertilizer; the coffee remnants are used to make soap and other products and the remains are composted. Benefits • Beyond fair trade • Organic • Ethically produced • Single estate • Mountaingrown • Hand-picked • Micro-batch • Shade-grown • 100% Arabica • Producing since 2012 Every purchase of our coffee: • Enables economic autonomy for the indigenous people of Thailand. • Provides the funds to care for more of Thailand’s domesticated elephants yearround. Expanding sales of Kāfæ Mūl Cĥāng™ will allow us to bring more and more mahouts (elephant caretakers) into ‘the fold’, who can free their elephants from bondage and eliminate the need for using them as show animals, for July 2016

brutally training them, chaining them and mistreating them. Only 3000 domesticated and 3000 wild elephants remain in Thailand, down from an estimated 100,000 at the turn of the last century. Our mission is to help expand this population and bring peace to captive elephants. • Contributes to conservation of habitat for wild elephants in Thailand. Kāfæ Mūl Cĥāng™ donates a portion of proceeds to organizations working to expand natural forests for Thailand’s dwindling wild Asian elephants. • For the first time, we are bringing consumers in the US an extremely rare, exotic, ethically-produced brew that connects them to the highlands and elephants of Southeast Asia. Readers can help by 1) Purchasing Kafae Mul Chang — every purchase supports Thai hill tribes and gives elephants a more peaceful life. 2) Volunteering with the elephants. We welcome everyone to come visit our production area and meet the elephants and hill tribes with whom we partner. 3) Volunteering your marketing and coffee expertise. 4) Partnering with us! If you are a café owner, carry Kafae Mul Chang. We will provide point-of-purchase materials and work with you on focused events. 5) Investing in Kafae Mul Chang. This will enable us to expand production and increase outreach.


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•A commitment to making a sustainable difference in the world •Being part of a community of people committed to shifting the conversation about origin •Being a part of something larger than ourselves Join The Coffee Trust in helping coffee farmers and their families overcome poverty at origin.

Become a member of The Coffee Trust thecoffeetrust.org/membership The Coffee Trust is a nonprofit organization that works with coffee farmers and their families to overcome poverty in their communities through grassroots programming in Education, Health, Food Sovereignty, Economic Diversification, and Roya Recovery.


Portland Roasting Coffee

Heat Recovery Generator and Roaster

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Project Name: Heat Recovery Generator and Roaster Country Most Impacted by Project: United States Project Location Additional Information: Portland Roasting Coffee is working with Cool Energy to develop this new technology Project Impact: By demonstrating the feasibility of a waste heat to power generator in the coffee roasting production environment, we hope to show the world once again how the specialty coffee industry is a leader in sustainable business practices and the kind of innovation that inspires others.

Project Description Waste heat recovery generators are a perfect fit for the specialty coffee industry. With this project we’re leading the way and hoping to inspire others in our industry to follow suit. Together, we can push the most energy-intensive portion of the coffee business toward a more durable future and inspire other industries to do the same. A waste heat recovery generator works by capturing the heat left over from the coffee roasting process and applying that heat to a closed system, such that electricity can be generated. In our case, the power generated from the waste heat of our largest roaster will be nearly enough to power our entire building, which occupies half a city block and employees over 50 people. The generator is made by Cool Energy, Inc., and we’re buying the first of their 5th generation model in Q4 of 2016 and expect to install very early in 2017. The system pulls heat from the oxidizer exhaust of our 210kg Diedrich roaster. The 25kw ThermoHeart Engine (the system’s trade name) has a long service life, has a short 7-year payback (after a grant from the EnergyTrust of Oregon) and produces up to 25kw of clean electricity that would otherwise be lost. All of which redefines awesome, to the benefit of people that enjoy living on our planet.

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Mark Stell mark@portlandroasting.com 503-236-7378 coolenergy.com/waste-heat-recovery/

heat recovery generators in their renewable portfolio standards. However, no such incentive program yet exists at the federal level and it’s at the national level where the most positive change can be realized.

Benefits By installing the 25kw ThermoHeart Engine we’ll be able to substantially reduce the impact of our operations on the neighborhood electrical grid, reduce our carbon equivalent emissions and spur a new marketplace for small footprint, high ROI clean energy technology. We’ll boost our operational efficiency and begin to lay the groundwork for an even grander pursuit... After the success we expect to see here, we’ll begin exploring the option of adding an additional heat recovery generator to our largest roaster and also to our two remaining roasters. All together, we’ll be able to output up to 100kw of clean electricity. The goal is to generate substantially more energy than we currently require, and to work with local utilities to figure out how best to make from that the most good for the region. Putting all these pieces together, we hope to be a model for others in our industry and to help our industry inspire others. Readers can help by Seventeen states currently recognize waste July 2016

Waste heat recovery generators deserve to be in our nation’s investment tax credit portfolio, right alongside solar, wind, and the rest as a part of a national approach to energy independence. By including waste heat recovery generators in our nation’s investment tax credit portfolio, this vision of renewable energy connects the kind of hard-working people our company employs to a sustainable and more durable future. We are doing our best to encourage our government officials to recognize the significance of this technology. Please talk to your official and ask them to help with our efforts.


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Food 4 Farmers

Campaign for Thriving Communities: Organic Farmers Market in Nicaragua

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Janice Nadworny janice@food4farmers.org 802-482-6868 food4farmers.org

Project Name: Campaign for Thriving Communities: Organic Farmers Market in Nicaragua Country Most Impacted by Project: Nicaragua Project Location Additional Information: Jinotega, Nicaragua Project Impact: SOPPEXCCA coffee farmers will grow fresh, organic fruits and vegetables to sell to the 50,000 residents of Jinotega, Nicaragua.

Project Description SOPPEXCCA is a coffee cooperative of nearly 700 farming families who depend on coffee for their income. Volatile coffee prices, rising food prices, and coffee diseases caused by climate change have worn away the fragile safety net created by Fair Trade and other certifications. Families in this community suffer from one the highest rates of food insecurity in the country, which is already the secondpoorest country in Latin America and the Caribbean, after Haiti. Food 4 Farmers is working with SOPPEXCCA to develop long-term food security programs to help these coffee farming families diversify their crop production, earn additional income, improve nutrition, and strengthen their local food system. Our current project will establish the first organic farmers market in the city of Jinotega, a city of about 50,000 residents. SOPPEXCCA members will learn organic

photo: Julia Luckett

farming techniques and agro ecology sustainable practices. The organization is developing a marketing campaign to promote the benefits of organic produce to the community of Jinotega. A new retail space will be created for the organic market. SOPPEXCCA wants to meet the increasing demand for clean, high quality fruits and vegetables, while enabling coffee farmers to diversify income by growing and selling organic produce. This reduces harmful, expensive chemical inputs on their farms. The cooperative will own the market and manage it with long-term expansion as a key goal. Benefits Coffee Farmers can be leaders in building healthier communities!

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photo: Julia Luckett

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farmers market will strengthen Jinotegaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local food system, offering residents a healthy, local, organic alternative, while building livelihood diversification opportunities for hundreds of coffeefarming families. There is significant demand for fresh local food, but food systems have degraded there, and families are eating easily available starchy, sugary, processed foods. Along with poverty, obesity is a growing issue for poor rural communities. People want an alternative, and this new venture will deliver. Readers can help by You can help bring fresh, organic produce to Jinotega. Donate via the Food 4 Farmers website, and designate your gift to the Organic Market Fund. Or, send a check to Food 4 Farmers, 523 Isham Road, Hinesburg, VT 05461. All donations up to $5,000 will be matched by Philz Coffee!


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Relationship Coffee Institute

Creating Economic Opportunity for Women in Rising Industries

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Ruth Coleman ruth@relationshipcoffeeinstitute.org 530-400-3611 relationshipcoffeeinstitute.org

Project Name: Creating Economic Opportunity for Women in Rising Industries Country Most Impacted by Project: Rwanda Project Location Additional Information: Kayonza and Nyaruguru Districts, Rwanda

Project Impact: RCI has trained 4,001 women farmers in rural Rwanda and impacted nearly 20,000 people.

life. These assets are purchased with the help of roasters buying the women’s coffee, who take a portion of the valueadded price they get from roasting or retailing the coffee and return it to the Premium Sharing Rewards program nonprofit fund.

Project Description In 2013, Sustainable Harvest and Bloomberg Philanthropies partnered to create the Relationship Coffee Institute, an innovative nonprofit organization committed to improving the livelihoods of women coffee farmers and their families through training and market access. RCI uses a unique social enterprise model that: - Spreads knowledge through the Let’s Talk Coffee platform, facilitating farmerto-farmer visits, sharing best practices through translated agronomy and business video trainings, and gathering the supply chain at large-scale events - Connects farming communities to international coffee buyers to form transparent business relationships In addition to providing training and market access to the women, RCI has created two innovative solutions enabling the women to capture more value from their coffee:

- Question Coffee, a coffee brand dedicated to creating a connection between farmer and consumer. Question Coffee currently sells the women’s coffee through several channels and a wide range of wholesale customers in Rwanda. One of these channels is the Question Coffee Cafe in Kigali, Rwanda. Benefits RCI’s Rwanda training program has successfully taught more than 4,000 women basic agronomy and coffee-growing skills, enabling them to double their productivity and offer some of the best-tasting coffee in Rwanda. The participating women have earned a 200 percent increase in their income from coffee. Other significant results for the women have included: - Learning how to negotiate with exporters - Conducting transparent business with coffee buyers

- Premium Sharing Rewards, a unique program in which farmer participants earn points for following best practices, which they exchange for assets of their 38 choosing that improve their quality of July 2016

- Learning how to create effective business and financial plans - Seeing their coffee as a finished product sold throughout Rwanda, including at the Question Coffee Café in Kigali - Earning assets through the Premium Sharing Rewards program such as solar lamps, cell phones, and goats. In addition to the production transformation, 56% of the women farmers report a better quality of life in 2015 than 2014. RCI would not have succeeded without a buy-in from these women, and through their hard work they are now viewing themselves as businesswomen rather than simply coffee growers. Readers can help by RCI believes that a broad network of partners is key to increasing the scope of the impact the organization can deliver. RCI takes a collaborative approach and partners with a wide range of entities, including private companies, philanthropy, government, NGOs, and other nonprofits. Organizations interested in partnering with RCI can email Ruth Coleman at ruth@ relationshipcoffeeinstitute.org for more information.


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Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Improving Educational Opportunities and Coffee Quality in El Socorro de la Penitas, Honduras

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Project Name: Improving Educational Opportunities and Coffee Quality in El Socorro de la Penitas, Honduras Country Most Impacted by Project: Honduras Project Location Additional Information: Village of El Soccorro de la Penitas Project Impact: This project is working to improve the quality of life for 21 coffee farmers of Coop Cultivadores del Reino, their workers and more than 70 students at the local Jose Cecilio de Valle elementary school.

Project Description Since 2011, we have been working with a small group of farmers in the remote mountain village of El Socorro de la Penitas, Honduras. Our goals are to help them improve the quality and sustainability of their coffee and to make their community a better place to live and work. An important goal is to improve the quality of education at the one-room Jose Cecilio de Valle elementary school, which serves over 70 students. Much of our work has been coordinated with David Lopez, a local coffee farmer, community leader, and wet mill operator. Lopez grew up in the village and attended school through the sixth grade, but had to leave to further his education. After graduating high school, he got a job at a large coffee mill, learning many processes that hadn’t been implemented in his home community. He then returned home, started his own coffee mill, and began teaching other farmers what he had learned. He allows farmers to use his wet mill at no charge.

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Melissa Rogner MRogner@crimsoncup.com 614-252-3335 crimsoncup.com/about/friend-2-farmer

We’ve also connected El Socorro to the rich resources of the Ohio State University, the nation’s largest land-grant institution, by sponsoring service learning trips by students from the colleges of Agriculture, Business, Education, Engineering and Nursing. While in Honduras, students tour coffee farms and Lopez’s wet mill, learning about smallholder farming systems and their agricultural and environmental practices. They also meet with teachers and students at the elementary school. Benefits Small farmers in Honduras have often received only a small fraction of the price their coffees bring on the world market. We believe education is the key to changing that, and village leaders are committed to improving education for their children. In 2015, Ohio State students consulted with the community’s elementary school teachers on how to obtain materials to teach English to the students - a requirement for students who want to progress beyond the sixth grade. In previous years, Crimson Cup donated desks for a library and computer lab and raised funds to assist with English instruction at the school. We also worked with Barrington Elementary School in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington, whose students raised $3,328 to help their Honduran counterparts. In May 2016, these funds were used to purchase two laptop computers and three wireless projectors. David Lopez visited Barrington July 2016

and accepted donation of the technology. Currently, Ohio State students are in the process of translating teaching materials that can be downloaded to the laptops to aid El Socorro teachers in English instruction. Through our Friend2Farmer program, Crimson Cup pays a higher-than-market price for coffee through the Coop Cultivadores del Reino, including a micro-lot from David Lopez. During the most recent service learning trip, Crimson Cup and Ohio State students helped Lopez build a solar dryer. The new solar dryer gives Lopez greater control of the coffeedrying process, helping coffee to dry more consistently. We previously helped Lopez improve coffee quality through honey processing. Readers can help by Purchasing David Lopez Micro-lot coffee from Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. Through our Friend2Farmer Direct Trade Program, Crimson Cup pays an above-market price for this coffee, which is grown from catuai varietals at an elevation of 5,250 feet. Lightly roasted, this washed and patio sundried coffee has a syrupy body with caramel and brown sugar notes. Proceeds enable Lopez to continue improvements on his farm and wet mill and enable Crimson Cup to fund educational projects. Coffee can be purchased at http://www.crimsoncup.com/ store/buy-coffee/friend-2-farmer-coffee.


Vive Cafeto A.C.

Vive Cafeto

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Jesus Garza jesus.garza@garcomex.com 001528115556748 Vivecafeto.com

Project Name: Vive Cafeto Country Most Impacted by Project: Mexico Project Location Additional Information: Talquian, Chiapas, Mexico Project Impact: The main beneficiaries of this project are the coffee communities in Chiapas, mainly Talquian, and about 120 thousand families affected by the situation of coffee rust in the region.

Benefits This project has highly benefited farmers. In the first two harvests they have increased their productivity by 47 % through renewal of their coffee trees. By 2016 it is predicted that revenue is going to be 4-8 times higher than today, helping the farmers not only to meet the basic needs of food, clothing, housing, and health, but also savings and higher-level education for their children. The farmers will have additional income through their work in the carpentry workshop, and with that training they will have more tools to develop their skills and improve their quality of life.

Project Description Vive Cafeto is a project that seeks to give support to Mexican farmers to renew their coffee plantations through the use of the coffee wood to make products of great value in market and sell it . Currently Mexican coffee fields are very devastated by a fungus called coffee rust that has affected the plantations for years. Coffee rust has gained greater impact lately, and when added to the old age of the coffee trees and global warming, complicates the effective production of coffee.

Readers can help by Readers can help through direct donations, recommendations, or contacting to help us spread awareness to coffee consumers about the severity of coffee farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; situation.

In Vive Cafeto we seek to take the wood from dead trees and transform it into high-value products on the market. The sale of these products will provide income to supply new rust-resistant plants to coffee farmers, giving them the opportunity to increase their coffee production. In addition, we have already established a carpentry workshop and we have trained some coffee farmers from the community of Talquian, Chiapas. We seek to replicate this project in more coffee communities and to give hope for better income and a better quality of life for 42 coffee farmers. July 2016


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Grounds for Health

Kenya: A clear path towards healthier women and a stronger supply chain

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Pam Kahl giving@groundsforhealth.org 802-870-7835 groundsforhealth.org/kenya/

Project Name: Kenya: A clear path towards healthier women and a stronger supply chain Country Most Impacted by Project: Kenya Project Location Additional Information: Nyeri County Project Impact: Our goal is to deliver life-saving healthcare to at least 80% of women aged 30-49 living in Nyeri County over the next 5 years.

Project Description Grounds for Health is focused on addressing one of the biggest disparities in women’s global health today—cervical cancer. In the next 15 years, six million women, ages 30-49, are expected to die from the disease – 90% of them will live in a developing country. And by 2030, the number of deaths from cervical cancer will exceed those from pregnancy-related issues. According to the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among Kenyan women and the leading cause of cancer death among women of reproductive age. It is estimated that less than 4% of women have been screened, and of those screened, acceptable outcomes are far from guaranteed due to low-quality screening and/or lack of follow-up treatment. Kenya presents a tremendous opportunity to scale our impact by reaching more women working in the coffeelands and in other industries such as tea and cut-flowers.

foundation of a woman’s ability to thrive and benefit from education and financial and leadership opportunities, and women’s health programs have been shown to increase productivity and improve return on investment. By focusing on the health of women in coffee-growing communities, Grounds for Health helps ensure the future strength of the supply chain.

Grounds for Health Kenya initially focuses on establishing sustainable cervical cancer prevention programs in Nyeri County, one of the best-known producers of quality coffee in the country. We will work closely with the local Ministry of Health to train medical professionals and community health promoters in an effort to improve the quality of current cervical cancer prevention efforts. Thanks to seed funding from Atlas Coffee, Bennett’s Coffee, Coda Coffee, Peet’s Coffee, and Tony’s Coffee, Grounds for Health will screen thousands of women living in coffee-growing communities, treat those with positive test results, and lay the foundation for future expansion of programs. Benefits Women in the prime of their lives will gain access to quality health services, which, in turn will increase the impact and value of gender equity initiatives. Good health is the

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In addition to directly reaching women, Grounds for Health trains local healthcare providers and community health promoters, giving them the skills and knowledge to administer ongoing services and outreach. Readers can help by The quickest way to get involved is by becoming a Grounds for Health donor: www.groundsforhealth.org/donate. For corporate partners, we offer many ways to support our programs through work¬place giving, cause-marketing and other initiatives that help companies reinforce business and CSR objectives. Visit: www.groundsforhealth.org/ corporate-giving/ or email Pam Kahl, giving@groundsforhealth.org for more information.


A Heart for Guatemala

Women’s Education and Empowerment 104

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Bethany Davidson-Widby bethany@aheart4guatemala.org 865-898-4366 www.aheart4guatemala.org

Project Name: Women’s Education and Empowerment 104 Country Most Impacted by Project: Guatemala Project Location Additional Information: Departments Impacted: Solola, Chimaltenango, El Quiche, and Suchitepequez Project Impact: Over 1000 people will be impacted by this project.

the meals, the children are learning along with their mothers. We are thankful for the opportunity to instill a love of learning in these children at such a young age.

Project Description This summer we embark on our 4th women’s literacy and math education program in partnership with Maya Traditions. Over the last 3 years, more than 50 women have learned to read and write through the WEE program. The first year of the course we had many women who had never even held a pencil before - now these same women are able to write short letters and read at a primary level. Through the use of music, stories, games, and drills, reading has become a reality! Math activities were added in the second year of the program at the women’s request and the practice has proven to be very beneficial in the everyday lives of the women attending the program. Many of the women attending the program bring babies and young children with them when they attend classes. These children are receiving much needed nourishment as the women and their children all receive two meals during each class (often with food to take home with them). In addition to

Benefits - Basic literacy and numeracy skills for new participants (women and children) and intermediate literacy and numeracy skills - Skills can be used in their work (the women are members of weaving cooperatives and being able to read and use math skills helps them be better entrepreneurs) - Increased self-confidence and empowerment - Increased nutrition for women and their children Readers can help by Direct monetary donations (which are tax-deductible for US donors) are the most helpful. www.aheart4guatemala.org

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COSURCA Coffee Cooperative

UNICAMINOS - A Rural University for Youth of Coffee Farming Families

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Karen Gordon kgordon@cupforeducation.org 718-832-0800 cupforeducation.org UNICAMINOS - A Rural University for Youth of Coffee Farming Families Country Most Impacted by Project: Colombia Project Location Additional Information: Located in the southern region of Cauca, Colombia, serving the students living in rural coffee communities in the region Project Impact: There will be 414 rural youth that will be directly benefited during the three-year attendance at the UNICAMINOS University. There will also be several people who will be indirectly benefited, including 4,725 family members who make up the households of producers associated with COSURCA as well as the 4,000 who are members of the cooperative.

Project Description UNICAMINOS is an educational initiative focusing on the creation of a university for advanced education and training for the young people living in rural coffee-growing communities. The students involved are typically from marginalized, lower-income populations who have been affected by or are victims of armed conflict. Many are indigenous and/or Afro-Colombians from the central Colombian Massif and southern regions of Cauca. In-classroom training will use information technology as a teaching tool so that students will not have to leave their homes and communities in order to advance their education. By staying close to home, students will be able to apply their knowledge directly back to their own communities. UNICAMINOS will provide access to educational and training processes that will enhance the students’ knowledge in many critical areas of study including: · protecting the natural environment · learning and adapting to new technologies · strengthening the coffee cooperative · improving agricultural and livestock knowledge Adapting to the socioeconomic dynamics of the rural communities will be a priority as they work to overcome present-day limitations in order to better compete with more efficient forms of coffee production. In this agricultural economy, this expanded knowledge will better prepare the next 46 generation as they form a strategy to overcome generational integration, armed

conflict, voluntary replacement of illegal crops, and the promotion of Fair Trade practices. Benefits Although there are universities in the cities, the children and teens from these underserved, rural communities have a need for access to higher education closer to home. The children of the producers who are members of COSURCA and other coffee cooperatives living in these communities will, for the first time, have access to higher education that is relevant to the needs of their own communities; education that is focused on the agricultural economy. This benefits not only the students on a personal level, but the communities as a whole. UNICAMINOS will be able to provide the higher education experience that is currently only found in the cities. This model for higher education in the more remote areas of the country will have a strong impact on social leadership and environmental care in the rural communities. Graduates from UNICAMINOS will have advanced skills and knowledge in social, economic, political, environmental, and cultural fields. They will be able to apply this knowledge directly into further developing their own communities. This will boost local and regional economies and stem the migration of the most educated youths to the cities, who are taking critical skills and knowledge with them.

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Readers can help by Want to help? There are lots of different ways you can help support the work that Cup for Education does for the kids in the coffee-growing communities. Some things are as easy as doing things you already do, like shopping online. But first, join eBates (www.ebates.com) and designate your “big fat check” to go to Cup for Education. Do you shop through Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com and designate Cup for Education as your charitable organization. Other things take a little more effort, but yield great results. Start a recycling drive for old electronics – cell phones, iPods, iPads, etc. We can turn these old items in and receive money that can help support our efforts. Do you own a coffee shop or other business? Have a give-back event and donate a portion of the sale. You could even organize a community yard sale with a portion of proceeds benefiting Cup for Education. Every bit helps and is greatly appreciated by the children and their families.

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