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ince 2007, every July issue of Coffee Talk has been 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.

This year’s projects include: • Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company Children’s Literacy Festival in Nicaragua • Lutheran World Relief - Resilience in the Coffee Sector: Climate Monitoring and Youth in Northern Nicaragua • A 2nd Cup - Fighting Human Trafficking with Coffee Roasting • Café Ambiental s.p.c. - MotMot Coffee • Daterra Coffee - The Bean Academy • Relationship Coffee Institute - Creating Economic Opportunity for Women in Rising Industries • Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea and Cancer Support Community Central Ohio Grounds for Hope™ - Raising Funds for Cancer Support Community • Grounds for Health - Ethiopia: Cervical cancer prevention for women at greatest risk • IWCA Chapter in Honduras - Family Rural Library / Las Manos Village • The Coffee Trust - La Roya Recovery and Food Sovreignty • Abundant Health Family Practice and Alive Church - Costa Rica Medical Mission

• Food 4 Farmers - Coffee farmers are growing local food systems in Colombia • Fairtrade Africa - Growing Women in Coffee • Coffeelands Foundation - Penny a Pound program • Hanns R. Neumann Foundation - Coffee Kids • World Vision - Women, Water and Access to Credit • Fara Foundation - Cervical and Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment at Fara Clinic How do you vote? When you visit our digital issue ONLY at the following link: https://issuu.com/kerrigoodman9/docs/ ctmagazine.2017.07 As you read about these meaningful projects, you will have the opportunity to determine who will receive the $1000 donation. The winner will be determined by the total number of reads, likes, and impressions and your sharing to your Social Media will make the difference. Support your projects today because “voting” will close September 30, 2017.

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! Some of our recent winners who received the $1000 donation from CoffeeTalk: • The Coffee Trust: The Food Sovereignty Cycle • A Heart for Guatemala - Literacy for All • Pueblo a Pueblo - Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Coffee Community Schools • Basic Health International - Transportable Gynecological Bed

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Calendar The View TOC Sponsor Index Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Company

Children’s Literacy Festival in Nicaragua Lutheran World Relief

Resilience in the Coffee Sector: Climate Monitoring and Youth in Northern Nicaragua

A 2nd Cup

Fighting Human Trafficking with Coffee Roasting Café Ambiental s.p.c.

MotMot Coffee

Daterra Coffee

The Bean Academy

Relationship Coffee Institute

Creating Economic Opportunity for Women in Rising Industries Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea and Cancer Support Community Central Ohio

Grounds for Hope™ - Raising Funds for Cancer Support Community Grounds for Health

Ethiopia: Cervical Cancer Prevention for Women at Greatest Risk IWCA Chapter in Honduras

Family Rural Library / Las Manos Village The Coffee Trust

La Roya Recovery and Food Sovreignty Abundant Health Family Practice and Alive Church

Costa Rica Medical Mission Food 4 Farmers

Coffee Farmers are Growing Local Food Systems in Colombia Fairtrade Africa

Growing Women in Coffee Coffeelands Foundation

Penny a Pound program

Hanns R. Neumann Foundation

Coffee Kids

World Vision

Women, Water and Access to Credit

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Children’s Literacy Festival in Nicaragua

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Project Name: Children’s Literacy Festival in Nicaragua Country Most Impacted by Project: Nicaragua Project Location Additional Information: Managua & Esteli Project Impact: Approximately 100 children and 50 adults (mothers/aunts/ grandmothers and uncles) traveled from their cooperatives to the Beneficio for the first ever Children’s Literacy Festival, which will impact hundreds of more children by the end of 2018.

Project Description We launched a new program with our coop partner Prodecoop in Nicaragua aimed at encouraging children to read and providing them with quality books and the opportunity to do so. We specifically provided a program at the request of the “Unseen Women of Coffee.” These are the women workers at the Beneficio who do the drying and the sorting of the coffee beans. Many of them wear masks because of the dust. You can’t see their faces. They receive low pay and few (if any) other benefits. Every time we speak to these Unseen Women, they identify two things as the highest priorities for changing their lives; alternative sources of income for their families and increasing educational opportunities for their children. We teamed up with a great local children’s literacy organization, Libros para Ninos, to address their concerns and created the first ever Children’s Literacy Festival for the children of the Unseen Women of coffee. Libros figured out the cost of personnel, travel, clown, singer and other expenses for a group of one hundred kids. Prodecoop did the outreach, arranged the 10 transportation for the women and kids to

the Beneficio for the Saturday festival, as well as the care and feeding of such a large group. The day included a musician, free reading time, parent/guardian reading time and of course the payaso (clown) who entertained the children throughout the day. As the festival wound down, Dean’s Beans spoke to a number of kids and asked their opinions. Did they like reading? Did they have much chance to read at home or at school? Would they like these books to come back again? This mini “facilitated dialogue approach” resulted in the kids’ resounding approval of the program. The mothers were similarly excited. Each one we spoke to told us that they had no idea how excited their child was to read (many of the women were illiterate) and that the lack of resources at home and at school meant the kids had little opportunity to continually improve their reading and critical thinking skills. The moms unanimously urged us to expand the program. Afterwards we met with Prodecoop and Libros. We talked about how to follow up with possibly monthly visits to the Beneficio with Libros’ mobile library as a start, and a longer term goal of training local volunteers in the distant small farming communities on how to do regular community-based reading. Benefits The children’s literacy festival and ongoing mobile library benefits are ongoing and provide life-long access to enhanced reading, comprehension, and education. The program was created to promote July 2017

reading among impoverished children who rarely if ever get an opportunity to discover the magic of a well-written and beautifully illustrated children’s story. It is also about increasing access to basic education since books are expensive and high illiteracy rate prevent many parents from reading to their children. In Nicaragua, it is a rare school that has a library or a reading program and public libraries provide no better answer, since libraries are scare in number and do not lend books. The program is also to call attention to the inequalities faced by many women in the coffee lands at the processor level. This program focused on creating visibility for the unseen women of coffee and listening to their needs, the needs of their families and children. Readers can help by We welcome any monetary donations to support the Literacy Program for the children of the Unseen Women of Coffee. Unfortunately, book donations are not feasible at this time given the cost of shipping. We also encourage other roasters to partner with their own cooperatives to support these Unseen Women.


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Lutheran World Relief

Resilience in the Coffee Sector: Climate Monitoring and Youth in Northern Nicaragua

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Project Name: Resilience in the Coffee Sector: Climate Monitoring and Youth in Northern Nicaragua Country Most Impacted by Project: Nicaragua Project Location Additional Information: The project has placed 16 climate monitoring stations across northern Nicaragua in locations with different altitudes, growing conditions, and micro-climates. Project Impact: This project is providing actionable climate information via cellular technology to 1,340 small-scale coffee producers that is enabling them to adjust their farming practices to maximize their production and minimize their losses due to changes in climate.

Project Description In collaboration with CAFENICA, CIEETS, and Centro Humboldt, Lutheran World Relief has installed 16 climate monitoring stations across northern Nicaragua’s prime coffee growing areas. The stations have been strategically placed in locations at different altitudes that normally have distinct growing and climactic conditions. Every day, at the same hour, daughters and sons of coffee farmers take daily readings at the stations that include 24-hour temperature variations, relative humidity, soil humidity, rainfall, and more. Then, via smartphone, they upload the readings into a central database that is accessible to farmers across the region via SMS. This information is used by coffee cooperatives’ technical teams to communicate with farmers, using an application called “WhatsApp.” This application serves as a forum and facilitates conversations between the technical assistants and farmers, as well as farmer-to-farmer communications. This regular and reliable climate information serves as an “early warning” system to alert farmers to changes that they might consider making in their farming practices to enhance and/or protect their coffee harvest. In addition, this project is motivating and engaging young people, who by following the conversations on WhatsApp, can quickly see the value, importance, and impact of their daily recordings and transmissions. Their participation in the project is designed to provide them with an in-depth, hands-on education that links climate to coffee farming practices through cellular technology.

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Benefits On a grassy lane, not far from Jinotega, Nicaragua is the home of coffee farmer Abelino Herrera. Abelino’s 13-year-old grandson, Jordan Peralta, rises every day at 6 a.m. to take readings from a nearby climate monitoring station. He uses his grandfather’s smart phone to send the daily data to the database maintained by Central Humboldt. Today 1,340 small-scale coffee farmers are using the information from this and the other 15 climate stations to inform their farming practices and to improve and secure their production in face of the increasingly severe manifestations of climate change. For families who are often entirely dependent upon their earnings from coffee, this information is of vital importance. In addition to his daily responsibilities, Jordan has started converting his logs into hand-drawn graphs that make it easier for people like his grandfather Abelino, who cannot read, to understand climate trends. Jordan recently said, “More than anything, I understand the impact of climate change and the production of coffee.” We don’t know where Jordan’s learning will take him. One thing is clear: this intersection of technology and its practical application, for improved “climate smart” farming practices, is a sweet spot that is of interest to farmers, to Jordan, and to many young people in the region. The results of this “Resilience in the Coffee Sector” program bode well for both coffee sustainability and for improving local opportunities for the coming generation that will soon steward both coffee production and the sustainability of their world. July 2017

Readers can help by To learn more about how you can help Lutheran World Relief ’s work with coffee farmers around the world through its Ground Up Coffee & Cocoa Initiative, please visit its website, www.lwr.org/ groundup. LWR works with smallholder coffee and cocoa producers in Latin America, Asia and Africa to create linkages along value chains that benefit producers, contribute to environmental sustainability, and create profits for socially responsible businesses. To address producers’ needs, LWR works with cooperatives and producer organizations to: • Provide training and access to inputs • Support improved post-harvest processing and facilitate organic, Fair Trade and other certifications for improved market access • Convene actors from across the value chain, creating opportunities for dialogue and mutual learning LWR’s expertise extends to the consumer side of the equation as well. In the United States, LWR: • Markets Fair Trade coffee and chocolate to LWR’s U.S. supporters, empowering them to make conscious consumer choices • Holds an equity stake in Divine Chocolate USA, the world’s first producer-owned chocolate brand • Collaborates with strategic partners who recognize the excellence of LWR’s work: https://lwr.org/who-we-are/ who-we-work-with


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A 2nd Cup

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Project Name: Fighting Human Trafficking with Coffee Roasting Country Most Impacted by Project: United States Project Location Additional Information: Houston, TX Project Impact: Offer skills and job training to survivors of human trafficking through employment through the coffee industry, both at a coffee shop and future roasting operations.

Project Description In 2012, A 2nd Cup opened in the Houston Heights neighborhood with the mission of educating the community about human trafficking, partnering with local antitrafficking organizations, and raising funds to support aftercare services for trafficking survivors. In October 2015, our full-time storefront opened, and in our first year the shop welcome over 70,000 customers, educated 12,000 people about trafficking, and donated $25,000 to local partners. To further develop our mission of providing aftercare services to trafficking survivors, A 2nd Cup is developing a coffee and culinary training program, which will provide education in the necessary skills to succeed in the hospitality and service industry. As part of this program, we intend to begin roasting coffee and integrate roasting into the curriculum, which requires hiring and training staff, building a roasting facility, purchasing the equipment, developing marketing materials, and much more. By establishing an in-house roasting program, A 2nd Cup will be able to directly impact human trafficking both through supply chain control and through teaching survivors about roasting and coffee.

Benefits As the nexus of the local anti-trafficking movement, A 2nd Cup maintains partnerships with many direct aftercare organizations which work with survivors of human trafficking. The services provided by these organizations range from safe houses to counseling, and from mentoring to legal assistance. Implementing our roasting program and integrating it into our coffee and culinary aftercare program would form a new link in this chain by teaching valuable skills, providing gainful employment, and increasing traffic in our awareness-focused storefront. One of the most difficult aspects of emerging from trafficking is finding a job. Incorporating roasting into our coffee and culinary aftercare program is one way we can ensure that survivors are ready to join the workforce, in a safe environment.

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Readers can help by - Investing in A 2nd Cup’s aftercare program by becoming a monthly giving partner - Joining our advisory committee - Volunteering at A 2nd Cup - Shopping at our online shop - Learning more about human trafficking - Following our roasting journey on Social Media


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MotMot Coffee Project Contact: Braden Wild and Sam Henry Email: cafeambientalspc@gmail.com Phone: Project URL: motmotcoffee.com

Project Name: MotMot Coffee Country Most Impacted by Project: Nicaragua Project Location Additional Information: Matagalpa, Nicaragua Project Impact: MotMot’s dedication to livable wages directly benefits every farmer we source from (about 4 or 5 farms each year), it also supports and encourages other farmers within the co-op to gain their organic certifications (360 farmers within the co-op); our donations have provided school supplies for 150 children, and provided 6,000 bus trips for students.

Project Description MotMot coffee is certified fair-trade, organic, specialty grade, and ethically sourced. MotMot coffee is sourced from a co-operative of 368 small holder coffee farmers in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. We ensure each farmer we source from is earning a livable wage and receiving their payment up front. Our student-created and student-run company focuses on empowerment, every year we donate our profits to an educational scholarship for children within the co-op. We’ve sponsored school supplies for 150 children, and provided bus fare for 6,000 bus trips. CECOSEMAC co-op and Seattle University have been connected since the 2003 coffee crisis, when Catholic Relief Services sent a professor of coffee chemistry from our campus to Matagalpa. Since then, our relationship has only grown stronger, bringing bigger teams each year to Nicaragua. We began involving our sister school, Universidad de Centro Americana - Managua, with translations and student business experience. Under the advisement of Seattle University faculty and industry advisors (co-founders of Starbucks, roastmaster emeritus of Peet’s, and owners of Victrola coffee) we began our own coffee enterprise. In 2014 we purchased our first batch of coffee and sold under the co-op’s brand of Café Ambiental. In the years following we’ve hired a team of 5 student executives, have doubled sales each year, and are now incorporated as Social Purpose Corporation. Our rebranding 16 to MotMot coffee honors the country of

Nicaragua with their national bird -- the MotMot. We are beginning to expand off-campus to other Universities and local coffee shops. Benefits Each farmer receives money upfront, and earns 125% higher wages from us than other buyers. The direct trade between our company and the co-op ensures no middle men take a percentage off the money farmers receive. Our yearly meetings in Nicaragua empower farmers and co-op management with business negotiation techniques and financial literacy to connect with other buyers in the international market. In addition, we donate our profits to an educational scholarship for children of farmers within the co-op. While the benefit in Nicaragua is paramount, we would be remiss not to mention the benefit to students working for this company. Students hired to the project gain unparalleled business experience in international business and ethical company management. MotMot takes a student’s skills out of the classroom and into the realworld, all the while encouraging other Seattle University students to become ethical consumers.

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Readers can help by One cup of MotMot coffee covers transportation costs for one child, one bag of coffee sponsors a whole month! Buying fair trade and ethically sourced products support livable wages for producers overseas and transparent ethical practices of businesses everywhere. Buying sustainable and organic coffee deters deforestation in the tropics, and supports eco-friendly agriculture at home and abroad. MotMot is for sale in the Seattle University bookstore, direct sales through email, and online at MotMotCoffee.com. If you would like to donate to our Nicaraguan educational fund, please email us directly. Every child empowered to attend school becomes a powerful change agent for not only themselves but their community as a whole. Supporting MotMot coffee allows us to continue serving purpose with every cup!


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Daterra Coffee

The Bean Academy

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Evilin Campos evilin.campos@daterracoffee.com.br +55 19 3728 8010 daterracoffee.com.br/site

Project Name: The Bean Academy Country Most Impacted by Project: Brazil Project Location Additional Information: Patrocinio, Minas Gerais (Brazil) Project Impact: 39 teenagers so far

Benefits Professional training, values sharing and development the community sense in teenagers from Patrocinio. The project also amplifies the number of career possibilities, reducing the propensity of risky behavior. The Bean Academy has contributed for increase in time that the teenagers stay in school, strengthening the link between themselves and school, family and community. Project Description The Bean Academy Project replicates the methodology of Educar Academy, from Educar Dpaschoal Foundation, at Daterra farms.

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Sixteen teenagers from the community around the farm are selected to spend one week at the Daterra farms, participating in workshops to develop socioemotional skills such as integration, communication, non-violent communication, corporal expression, professional education and values. The Bean Academy believes that introducing the concepts of leadership and juvenile leading are key for improving our community. Daterra’s team also take part in the activities, donating their time and talent to teach all coffee processes, from seed to cup. So far, three editions of the program have been held. Since the second edition, the Monitors have led the activities – these are teenagers who stood out in previous editions and were invited to share what they learned, improving their own skills and promoting communication from teenagers to teenagers.

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Project Name: Creating Economic Opportunity for Women in Rising Industries Country Most Impacted by Project: Rwanda Project Location Additional Information: Musasa, Gakenke District, Northern Province, Rwanda Project Impact: Improving the livelihoods of smallholder women farmers through market and training, including cupping training to improve the quality of farmers’ coffee and in turn their incomes.

diseases, such as Potato defect, at an earlier stage, allowing farmers to fix problems at their facility when the dry milling occurs.

Project Description In 2013, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers partnered to create the Relationship Coffee Institute (RCI), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of rural smallholder women coffee farmers through market access and training. Cupping training is one facet of RCI’s program, allowing farmers to properly assess the quality of their coffee and know its value. With funds from CoffeeTalk’s Making a Difference initiative, RCI will begin a campaign with coffee industry partners to help the Dukunde Kawa cooperative complete their partially finished cupping lab, which currently includes only a coffee grinder and cups. RCI will help bring together industry partners to complete the lab for the women, including a professional sample roaster, more cups, spoons, training posters, and other tools so that the co-op can serve as a training facility for women farmers from the surrounding communities who are part of the women’s cupping training program. In June 2017, RCI invested in a Southto-South cooperation to bring Oscar Gonzales—a veteran coffee trainer from Sustainable Harvest’s Peru office who has trained hundreds of Q-Grader cuppers in Peru—to Rwanda. Gonzales traveled to Dukunde Kawa to deliver his cupping trainings for farmers, connecting cupping to best agricultural practices (BAP) and post-harvest practices. Over 30 women farmers attended from the surrounding communities. (See a video of this experience at bit.ly/2racZWi.)

The momentum of these trainings will be carried forward by RCI Rwanda agronomists, who will implement the cupping training alongside their BAP trainings. Benefits Adequate cupping training is lacking in many parts of the coffee-producing landscape, including in Dukunde Kawa’s home of Gakenke District in Northern Rwanda. As a result, farmers are unaware of how their coffee tastes and how to improve quality. There are several benefits to implementing cupping training in coffee-producing countries such as Rwanda. Possessing cupping skills allows farmers to: - Gain the ability to share a common language with coffee buyers around the world. - Understand coffee quality and how farmlevel harvest practices affect the cup quality. - Become part of a international system that connects roasters and suppliers. - Identify defects and effects from coffee

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Having cupping skills provides many more opportunities for coffee farmers, as they possess a well-rounded understanding of their coffee’s place in the value chain. These skills also help create a stronger coffee supply chain, as farmers can more consistently meet the quality expectations of their roaster customers. By implementing cupping skills trainings with women farmers in Rwanda, the Relationship Coffee Institute is unlocking the potential of these farmers and encouraging the development of coffee businesswomen. Helping complete the coffee cupping lab at Dukunde Kawa will allow RCI to reach more women farmers with this training and improve more producer livelihoods. 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— with the Dukunde Kawa cupping lab and beyond. RCI takes a collaborative approach and partners with a wide range of entities, including private companies, philanthropic groups, government, NGOs, and other nonprofits. Organizations interested in partnering with RCI on this project can email RCI Executive Director Ruth Coleman at ruth@ relationshipcoffeeinstitute.org to explore opportunities for collaboration.


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Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea and Cancer Support Community Central Ohio

Grounds for Hope™ - Raising Funds for Cancer Support Community

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Melissa Rogner mrogner@crimsoncup.com 614-252-3335 crimsoncup.com/store/buy-coffee/grounds-for-hope

Project Name: Grounds for Hope™ - Raising Funds for Cancer Support Community Country Most Impacted by Project: United States Project Location Additional Information: Ohio

Project Impact: With funds raised through the Grounds for Hope™ program, Cancer Support Community Central Ohio can provide vital programs that are critical components of complete cancer care at no cost to thousands of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones.

Project Description Grounds for Hope™ is a unique partnership between Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea and Cancer Support Community Central Ohio to raise funds for programs that support those living with, through and beyond cancer.

Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes social and emotional support, Cancer Support Community offers these programs and services at no cost to men, women and children with any type or stage of cancer and to their loved ones and friends.

Cancer Support Community serves all people with cancer—any diagnosis, any stage—and their families and caregivers. A comfortable setting helps people find a sense of community among others with whom they can share, learn and improve their quality of life.

Crimson Cup roasts Grounds for Hope™ coffee in small batches in three certified organic blends: House Blend, Dark Roast and Decaf: - Organic House Blend, which boasts a smooth, nutty flavor, is blended of beans from Central America, Indonesia and Africa. - Organic Dark Roast, with its intensely rich and full flavor, originates in Central America and Indonesia. - Organic Decaf, a decaffeinated version of the House Blend, can be enjoyed day or night.

Benefits To date, Crimson Cup has donated more than $80,000 in cash and $45,000 of in-kind services to Cancer Support Community Central Ohio through the Grounds for Hope™ program.

All programs, including support groups, are managed and facilitated by licensed mental health professionals who are specifically trained in Cancer Support Community philosophy, methodology and administration. Cancer Support Community provides only programs that are both purposeful and proven to be effective by sound research.

For every bag of coffee purchased, Crimson Cup donates $3 to help with programs and support for those living with, through and beyond cancer. The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing free emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones. Cancer Support Community Central Ohio is one of 62 chapters of CSC. The mission of Cancer Support Community Central Ohio is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened 22 by action and sustained by community.

Over the next several decades, more people than ever will receive a diagnosis of cancer, and more people than ever will survive cancer. Cancer Support Community is part of a national organization that provides direct programs and services for any one impacted by cancer. Cancer doesn’t just impact the person with cancer but their entire network. The organization provides more than 65 monthly programs for survivors, individuals with cancer, caregivers/ support persons, family members and children. Programs and services are always provided at no cost to avoid increasing the financial burden of those already coping with lifethreatening issues.

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Grounds for Health

Ethiopia: Cervical Cancer Prevention for Women at Greatest Risk

Healthy women, healthy harvests

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Justin Mool justin@groundsforhealth.org (802) 876-7835 groundsforhealth.org/ethiopia/

Project Name: Ethiopia: Cervical Cancer Prevention for Women at Greatest Risk Country Most Impacted by Project: Ethiopia Project Location Additional Information: Oromia Project Impact: Our goal is reach over 3,000 of the highest risk women per year by targeting the HIV positive population.

Project Description Cervical cancer is one of the few preventable cancers. Yet worldwide it claims more women’s lives than pregnancy and childbirth. Between 2015 and 2030, 6 million women are expected to die from cervical cancer and the overwhelming majority of these premature deaths occur in low and middle-income countries where access to basic preventive health services is limited. It is the leading cause of cancer death in Ethiopia where over 7,000 women develop cervical cancer each year and close to 5,000 die from it. Because of its devastating effect on the immune system, HIV increases the risk of developing invasive cervical cancer five-fold. Since 1996, Grounds for Health has successfully mobilized resources from coffee companies and developed partnerships with local health authorities in Mexico, Tanzania, Ethiopia Nicaragua and Peru, together with 19 coffee producer groups representing 35,000 small-holder farmers, to establish cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs in lowresource settings. Focusing on HIV positive women offers a tremendous opportunity to reach the women in coffee regions who are 24 most in need of our efforts.

Grounds for Health aims to offer cervical cancer screening and preventive treatment services at health centers with the highest number of women seeking HIV treatment services in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. HIV Program Coordinators and Community Health Workers will be trained in cervical cancer prevention to increase awareness in the community and generate demand for services. Ministry of Health nurses and midwives will be trained in service provision and health centers will be equipped with necessary supplies. Benefits Women in the prime of their lives will gain access to quality health services, allowing them to continue to be productive as essential members of the coffee-growing work force. Good health is the foundation of a woman’s ability to thrive and benefit from educational, financial and leadership opportunities. A healthy woman translates to a healthy family and, by extension, a healthy community. Thanks to seed funding from Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company and Royal Coffee Inc, Grounds for Health has screened thousands of women living in Ethiopia’s coffee-growing communities, treated those with positive test results and laid the foundation for future expansion of programs. We strive for continuous improvement in order to serve more women with efficiency and quality. Our vision July 2017

is of a world in which all women are protected from the threat of cervical cancer by high-quality and innovative prevention services. 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/ for more information.


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Family Rural Library / Las Manos Village

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Claudia Albir cafelasmanos@gmail.com +50596312800 cafelasmanos@gmail.com

Project Name: Family Rural Library / Las Manos Village Country Most Impacted by Project: Honduras Project Location Additional Information: Km. 120, Las Manos Village, Honduras Project Impact: 1. Youngsters will benefit by having a place to read and develop their creativity and lecture skills

2. During harvest season women can leave their children at the library 3. During low season can be a place for workshops and courses for the community, where many topics of interest of the community could be discussed: how to avoid child abuse, parenting, entrepreneurship etc.

Project Description In Las Manos Village there is no location to meet and gather as a community. The local church will provide the space for a rural library. The project’s mission is to support an active and educated coffee community and the vision is to create a sustainable community through integrated education for women. The main objective is to deliver an optimal space with a healthy environment for readers, courses and reading space. The Rural Family Library will be the place where youth and children can study and families can gather, perform activities during the low and high coffee harvest season. Benefits Will benefit Las Manos Village, El Paraiso. Youth community and women will have a space where to meet, gather, get education and share. Readers can help by Readers can help by donating funds to create the Rural Family Library.

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The Coffee Trust

La Roya Recovery and Food Sovereignty

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Project Name: La Roya Recovery and Food Sovereignty Country Most Impacted by Project: Guatemala Project Location Additional Information: Chel, Guatemala Project Impact: We are working with 300 families or approximately 1500 people.

Project Description What The Heck Are EMs And Why Should I Care? Have you ever had a garden? If so, you know it’s a major bummer when your tomatoes are damaged by whitefly. But it probably doesn’t mean that your family won’t eat that year. However, if a fungus like La Roya spreads across a coffee farmer’s land, his family’s main source of income will be devastated as will be their already vulnerable food supply. This is why The Coffee Trust has focused our energies on helping farmers in the Ixil region of Guatemala recover from La Roya with the use of organic Effective Microorganisms or EMs. Effective Microorganisms are mixed cultures of beneficial naturally occurring organisms. Using them increases the microbial diversity of the soil and EMs act like an inoculation enabling the soil and the plants to fight off any soil related microbiological diseases. What our project members tell us is that there is barely have enough food during a good harvest – so imagine how hard it is for them during a bad year. We are using what we learned about EMs from treating La Roya and using EMs for our food sovereignty projects with family gardens and chickens. It turns out plants and animals, including humans, can use EMs.

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Bill Fishbein bill@thecoffeetrust.org 505-670-9783 thecoffeetrust.org

The Coffee Trust approaches development differently than many organizations. Our core team of 5 people, who work in the field, have more than 100 years of combined experience in development work. Based on our experience and skills we see the most effective way to create change is to focus our efforts on one community at a time and doing so by sharing information and skills from farmer to farmer, family to family. Focusing on one area means all of our projects can share resources and monitoring the progress can be seen through a holistic lens. When knowledge is shared from farmer to farmer, it’s empowering. Its subtle message is “if she/he can do it, so can I”. Instead of being wary of outside information coming from a professional, coffee producers and families implement projects with confidence and commitment. Benefits The EMs are being used in coffee plantations, gardens, and to care for the health of chickens as well as themselves. Our participants share what they learn and what they gain with their family, neighbors and other farmers. We can count the pounds of coffee harvested, the number of chickens raised, the number eggs produced, the number of heads of cabbage grown but it’s the qualitative (not quantitative) change

By teaching these communities to use EMs we are giving them ways to solve some of their most challenging obstacles to overcoming poverty. The mark of a successful development project is one that leaves participants with knowledge, training and the ability to continue the project without a dependence on outside aid. July 2017

that determines whether a project is truly successful. We can’t count the knowledge and skills that spread like wildfire from farmer to farmer throughout the countryside well beyond our project area. While visiting in April, I watched the teenage daughters of Maria Reymundo recognize that one of their chickens was sick. Immediately their mother had the chicken drink a cup of EMs. What it didn’t finish drinking she used to bath it while her daughters and granddaughter watched. The next day this chicken was well and eating. The impact of this project goes beyond the numbers of the participants. In what I witnessed, two girls recognized a problem, their mother knew the solution and fixed the problem. This not only saved the chicken and creates more eggs for the family, it gives the mother the opportunity to use her new knowledge. It gave the daughters the opportunity to be part of recognizing a problem and solving it. And it gave the granddaughter the opportunity to see women as leaders and problem solvers who contribute to the well being of their family. Readers can help by When it comes right down to it, providing these programs and training requires money. If you can, make a donation. No donation is too small, $20 can buy five chickens which will provide eggs for a family. You can go to our website and buy some products from our store. You or your business can host a fundraiser –create a fun event and invite your friends, family and community to participate. And, please follow us on social media and ask your friends to follow us too.


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Costa Rica Medical Mission Project Contact: Tucson Email: cindyelliott8021@gmail.com Phone: 520-869-1232 Project URL: youtube.com/watch?v=d0w-loZgdp0&feature=youtu.be

Project Name: Costa Rica Medical Mission Country Most Impacted by Project: United States Project Location Additional Information: Costa Rica Santa Elena Coffee Farm Project Impact: 6130 N LaCholla Blvd #240

the instructions, making sure to note that the donation is for Costa Rica. Thank you so much and Blessings! Todd and Cindy Elliott.

Project Description 287 people seen directly over 4 days. Many families have been helped by this trip over the last 4 years.

Readers can help by Please go to Alivechurch.com and donate to the Costa Rica medical mission trip. www. alivechurch.com - select donate and follow

Benefits This trip provides medical care for migrant coffee pickers who travel from Panama and Nicaragua to hand pick coffee at the farms of Santa Elena. A team of 11 people traveled to Santa Elena Coffee Farms January 2017 and were able to care for 287 people. Care consisted of pediatric physical examinations, treatment of multiple infections, toenail removals, treatment of gastrointestinal illness, ear infections, ear wax removal, ear bug removal, birth control injections, muscle and joint injections, dental extractions, and much more. An on site pharmacy is used to dispense medications as the provider needs them. We need all the support we can get in order to continue caring for the people.

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Food 4 Farmers

Coffee Farmers are Growing Local Food Systems in Colombia Project Contact: Janice Nadworny Email: janice@food4farmers.org Phone: 802-497-3304 Project URL: food4farmers.org/our-projects/colombia/

Project Name: Coffee Farmers are Growing Local Food Systems in Colombia Country Most Impacted by Project: Colombia Project Location Additional Information: Nuevo Futuro Association, Cauca, Colombia Project Impact: 200 families will be able to access fresh, healthy food year round; avoid going into debt to buy food; have a reliable, clean source of water to sustain home gardens; return to the community’s cultural and food heritage; and allow families to stay together on their farms, so they can continue to grow high quality coffee.

Strategies Nuevo Futuro is focusing on crop diversification to improve farm resiliency, provide an alternate source of income, and grow more food for families.

Community Promoter Alejandro Llanten with farmer Project Description Nuevo Futuro is a association of 200 Colombian coffee farmers, many of whom are indigenous. The group is built around clear principles and values that require collaboration and commitment from members. Because families are spread out over a large area, they’ve organized themselves into local boards that meet every other month at different farms. Because they have limited resources, they rely on each other for technical assistance, practicing a “farmer to farmer” training methodology. We’re working with Nuevo Futuro to design, build, and sustain a food security program that fits the community’s needs and priorities. To increase the odds of success, we’ve developed tools that will help the co-op monitor the project, measure success, identify impediments - and finally overcome systemic food insecurity that has become a part of daily life. We take a participatory approach to ensure that Nuevo Futuro farmers will determine -and manage -- their success..

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We’ve started a home garden program with water management systems, without which home gardens cannot be sustained over time. We’re also adding chicken and egg production, to provide a regular source of protein for families, and a supplemental source of income from egg sales. Adding other farm animals and banana production are up next. Education is Key Nuevo Futuro members wanted to understand basic food security concepts, like balanced diets, and re-connecting with their traditional food heritage. We developed a Food Security Curriculum to educate the community about healthy and diversified diets, and appropriate food storage techniques to prevent waste. We believe changing families’ behaviors around dietary habits and community livelihood decision-making are necessary to address underlying causes of food insecurity. To embed this knowledge in the community,

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we’re training Nuevo Futuro staff to facilitate these workshops. Benefits An important goal is to support Nuevo Futuro in diversifying from coffee, so they don’t have to give it up. Many members are very small producers and the amount of coffee that they harvest is not enough to support families. Many farmers work outside their farm or live with chronic debt. And, there’s great potential for here. Farmers are successfully using local markets to sell their products, demonstrating that it is possible to successfully supplement income from coffee, if done in a planned and thoughtful way. Readers can help by At each stage of work, there are new opportunities to strengthen food security and local food systems. Unfortunately, funding can take time to secure. Readers can help by making a donation to our Nuevo Futuro fund, which we will use to take advantage of these opportunities, and help Nuevo Futuro continue its momentum in building lasting food security for everyone in the community.

Nuevo Futuro Promoters, Head Staff, Nueva Ruralidad and Food 4 Farmers


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Fairtrade Africa

Growing Women in Coffee

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Marion Ng’ang’a m.nganga@fairtradeafrica.net +254 720 019 870 fairtradeafrica.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Growing-womenin-coffee1.pdf

Project Name: Growing Women in Coffee Country Most Impacted by Project: Kenya Project Location Additional Information: Kabng’etuny and Kapkiyai Coffee Cooperative Societies and Kipkelion Union in western Kenya Project Impact: Improved livelihoods and standing of 420 women coffee farmers from Kabng’etuny and Kapkiyai Cooperative Societies and indirectly 20,000 coffee farmers at Kipkelion Union in western Kenya

Project Description Imagine a world where people work their entire lifetime without pay. And NO, this is not slavery or religious devotion but an accepted social norm in most developing countries in Africa such as Kenya. Sadly, this is the story of most women and girls in small-holder rural farming communities who produce most of the world’s highest earning commodities such as coffee. They are unable to sell or make decisions over proceeds earned, making them fully dependent on their male relatives for daily economic needs. They do not own assets, especially land. According to International Women in Coffee Alliance, women who form 70% of the world’s estimated 1 billion poor own less than 1% of the world’s titled land. ‘Growing Women in Coffee’ Project is a 3-year initiative funded by Big Lottery Fund (UK) and implemented by Fairtrade Africa in partnership with Fairtrade Foundation (UK) and Solidaridad aimed at supporting grassroot efforts of smallholder male coffee farmers from Kabng’etuny and Kapkiyai Coffee Cooperative Societies who through their willingness to become Fairtradecertified committed to empower their women, protect environment and ensure sustained coffee production through: 1. Transfer of at least 50 coffee bushes by each male member of the cooperative society to their daughters aged 18 years and above and wives, allowing for asset ownership. 2. Support official registration of Kabng’etuny Women in Coffee Association (300 women members) and Kapkiyai Women in Coffee Association (120 women members) as independent legal business entities with the 34 Government of Kenya in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

3. Ensure immediate registration of these women as members of their respective cooperative societies, allowing them to open bank accounts and receive payments directly for coffee sold. 4. Offer training opportunities for women on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) towards increasing yield and quality of coffee and other food crops. 5. Offer training opportunities for women on entrepreneurship skills and other Income Generating Activities (IGAs) to complement income from coffee. 6. Protect environment by reducing deforestation caused by over-reliance on firewood as primary source of cooking fuel through adoption of green energy via domestic cow-dung based biogas units. 7. Offer vocational skills training on biodigester masonry to unemployed youth from their communities. 8. Diversify market opportunities for women’s coffee through value addition and sale of roast and ground beans at a central coffee mill called Kipkelion Union that draws together 30 other smallholder primary coffee cooperative societies targeting niche markets. Benefits 1. Transfer of assets (coffee bushes) per woman farmer has increased from an average 50 to 250. 2. Adoption of GAPs training. - 302 women farmers increased yield & quality of 2016/2017 crop. 2. Environmental conservation through construction and adoption of domestic Biogas units. -142 out of 420 women farmers are using biogas as their primary source of fuel, reducing deforestation rate and health complications e.g. respiratory, lower back and eye diseases. July 2017

-142 women farmers currently have biogas units= 3408 tonnes of firewood saved/year saving at least Kshs. 12,000 (USD1200) and Kshs. 14,400 (USD 1440) p.a/HH previously used to purchase firewood and charcoal respectively. -Estimated savings on chemical fertilizers N:P:K (Kshs 6.400) and C:A:N (Kshs,8,000) p.a by using bioslurry. - 38 unemployed youth have been recruited trained as biogas masons among them 7 female earning an average of Kshs. 16,000 (USD 160) per biogas plant constructed. 3. Income generation & improved social standing through sale of ‘womenbranded’ coffee: -422 women coffee farmers from Kabng’etuny (302) and Kapkiyai (120) indicate a positive change in perception of themselves after selling for the first time women-branded coffee into Fairtrade markets. -The women’s coffee fetched the highest price at Nairobi Auction in 2016 for 2016/17 crop at USD 450 per 50kg bag for AA & AB grades. -12 staff of Kipkelion Union have received training on gender mainstreaming which they are rolling out to 20,000 members of affiliate cooperative societies towards forming women in coffee groups learning from Kabng’etuny & Kapkiyai. Readers can help by 1. Buy ethically-grown, fully-traceable Fairtrade-certified coffee grown and sold by Kabng’etuny and Kapkiyai women farmers. 2. Donate towards supporting further training for the women and youth coffee farmers including establishment of alternative Income Generating Activities for sustained livelihoods.


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Coffeelands Foundation

Penny a Pound program

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Whitefish coffeelandsfoundation@gmail.com 4063095119 coffeelandsfoundation.com

Project Name: Penny a Pound Program Country Most Impacted by Project: Guatemala Project Location Additional Information: Guatemala, Mexico, Ethiopia Project Impact: Our projects have impacted over 8000 coffee growing families.

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. We work with organizations who have demonstrated exceptional community-building 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 are tailored specifically to the needs of the individual community. 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 36 coffee purchase is working to impact the lives of the people producing our coffee.

Participation is voluntary. You can opt in or out at any time, and there is no time commitment. Make your wise purchases— and pennies—count, and make a lasting difference to the lives of our producers. Benefits The mission of the Coffeelands Foundation is to build strong coffee communities. Your participation in the Penny a Pound program can make this happen. Our current projects address seasonal hunger, food security, education, health care, economic stability and women’s empowerment.

Organic School Gardens: An innovative, hands-on approach to food production teaches kids to grow food, feed themselves, and learn healthy eating habits in 11 schools in the Atitlan region of Guatemala. This is an innovative education and food security program in Guatemala. Food Sovereignty and Health: These programs empower families to take ownership over their own food production and health. Participants learn to grow gardens, raise hens, produce compost, prepare nutritious meals, use medicinal plants, build efficient stoves, and reproduce Effective Microorganisms to improve soil and crop health. The Food Sovereignty program is one of a number of projects being managed in Northern Guatemala. Another project in Mexico addresses income stability and diversity. The beekeeping project: A beekeeping July 2017

project trains farmers and provides basic equipment that adds income to coffee families. Farmers raising bees have seen a 23% increase in their household income, helping supplement income from coffee growing. Primary education scholarships and maternal/child health sponsorships are additional projects supported by the Penny a Pound program. Specific projects are chosen and funded through the Board of Directors of the Coffeelands Foundation semiannually. We report back to participating roasters on the projects’ progress. 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 Signing 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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Hanns R. Neumann Foundation

Coffee Kids

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Joanna Furgiuele joanna@coffeekids.org (646) 688-2774 coffeekids.org

Project Name: Coffee Kids Country Most Impacted by Project: United States Project Location Additional Information: Program located in Tanzania, Colombia, and Trifinio (border region of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador Project Impact: Coffee Kids currently provides opportunities for 250 young adults in coffee farming communities to realize their full potential as part of the global coffee community and will expand to 400 by the end of 2017.

We know that if we can support the creativity, innovation, and passion of youth we will have the capacity to adapt to the challenges faced by this industry we all love. After all, without farmers, there is no coffee!

Project Description Why Coffee Kids? Because we love coffee and we believe that the future of coffee starts with young coffee farmers! We believe that coffee can lead to a sustainable livelihood for youth and their families in rural communities. And we believe that coffee farming must be a dignified livelihood and that will only be true if we view coffee farmers as entrepreneurs and business associates.

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In most coffee growing countries, on average, coffee farmers are around 50 years old. The younger generation do not see much opportunity in coffee production and they often feel they have no choice but to move away. If we want to develop the next generation of coffee farmers that will take over the industry, then we need to work now with youth between the ages of 15 and 30, when they are looking for opportunities for their future.

Benefits The youth in our programs recognize the potential of pursuing coffee growing as a means to provide economic opportunity. They have told us that they face challenges caused by climate change, market volatility, and access to land. And they have also shared their hopes and aspirations with us to become self-reliant entrepreneurs with businesses that provide steady, year round-income.

Coffee Kids strives to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in each of these young people, helping them to recognize the potential of pursuing coffee growing as a means to increase their economic opportunities and ensure a better livelihood for themselves and their families. We encourage them to believe in themselves, to build a dream for their future, and to take responsibility to realize their dreams. We invest in young farmers to ensure the sustainability of rural coffee communities and the coffee industry as a whole.

To create opportunity for these young adults we provide training, mentorship, and financing for them to develop skills and start their own businesses. We provide relevant skills training by local trainers who understand the community. Training incorporates best practices in agriculture and coffee production, business and organizational development, as well as life skills. Mentoring is designed to increase connections between youth and experts in their local communities as well as within the larger global coffee community. Financing is provided to take the ideas and put them into action with small microfinance loans. July 2017

Readers can help by We see ourselves as a vehicle for young farmers to increase their interest and commitment to coffee production, but we can only do this work with partners like you. We need your insights, connections, expertise, and of course your resources. With those resources we are creating a community that connects young, enthusiastic coffee farmers to you. Join our Coffee Kids Supporters Circle as an individual, coffee shop, or coffee business. As part of this network of coffee lovers, you will have access to origin through monthly updates, events, information, and stories you care about. We greatly appreciate direct donations of any size, but there are plenty of other ways to get involved. Sign up for our monthly newsletter when you visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We look forward to hearing from you!


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World Vision

Women, Water and Access to Credit

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Karen Cebreros karencebreros@gmail.com 619-889-1997 visionfund.org

Project Name: Women, Water and Access to Credit Country Most Impacted by Project: Honduras Project Location Additional Information: Santa Rosa de Copan and San Marcos Project Impact: NGOs travel to Honduras, September 5th to survey needs and organize collaboration to offer clean water, education and access to credit for women to open small businesses.

Project Description IWCA, Coffee Kids, World Vision and Rotary will work together to raise $1.2 million for a historic partnership program with families in Western Honduras. The focus will be clean water, youth, and microfinance. The Rotary Foundation was named #1 foundation in the US this year. For the past 12 years, World Vision and Rotary have raised over 12 million dollars

in 14 countries launching programs in development based on the community’s needs. This unique historic partnership will bring core competencies from different NGOs to realize the maximum impact in the region. Our industry is thrilled to have this trial program. Once success is realized, this model will be reviewed for replication and scalability in all countries where World Vision, Rotary and IWCA overlap.

Benefits World Vision and Rotary believe the first step in any development project is clean water. With this infrastructure in place, all other training and programs can be launched. Bringing together different NGOs will strengthen a community foundation with multiple pillars. Wells can be installed, clean food and sanitation become available to every farmer. Women gain access to credit to start small businesses and kids go to school. Youth learn about how to build a better future in farming. Families thrive. Readers can help by Visit Honduras, September 5th -9th. Rotary Minneapolis District 5950 Vision Trip Registration Link http://www.cvent.com/d/ v5qczx. Registration Deadline: Monday, July 10th, 2017, Look for the new COIN - UP app coming in August. The future of fundraising will be as simple as donating your leftover change on your coffee beverage to the project of your choice.

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Fara Foundation

Cervical and Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment at Fara Clinic

Project Contact: Email: Phone: Project URL:

Maria Farahani maria@farafoundation.org 512-452-2233 farafoundation.org

Project Name: Cervical and Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment at Fara Clinic Country Most Impacted by Project: Nicaragua Project Location Additional Information: Central America Project Impact: About 200 monthly patients are tested or treated for cervical or breast cancer. About one-fourth of our total intake.

Project Description Fara Clinic opened in late 2010 in Matagalpa, and within months it became the healthcare nexus in northern Nicaragua, logging more than 40 generalcare patients daily. By 2013, that number had doubled. Even more notable, perhaps, is the fact that Fara Clinic has now become the regional referral hub for the detection and early treatment of cervical and breast cancers. Our proactive approach to women’s health has saved thousands of lives since our cancer programs were initiated (cervical in 2011, breast in 2013). Even so, cervical cancer is still the number one killer of Nicaraguan women under the age of 30, followed by breast cancer. Slowly and steadily we are helping to lower these statistics in Nicaragua. Of our approximately 950 monthly patients, 110 receive colposcopies, a screening procedure administered when a PAP smear comes back abnormal, and about 65 of those receive a follow-up biopsy for cervical cancer. Of those, 35-40 go on to receive cryo treatment or ASA- LEEP to destroy precancerous or early-cancer cells, and about six more are referred to the Bertha Calderon Cancer Hospital in Managua for cystoscopies. Of our 950 monthly patients, 42 40-plus receive breast exams, the majority of which include ultrasound. About six of

those patients receive needed biopsies at our clinic. Those who present with fullblown breast cancer are transported (often gratis, paid for by Fara Foundation) to the cancer hospital in Managua. In the first six months of 2017, Fara Clinic staff have detected five breast cancer and countless HPV or pre-cervical cancer cases. Because of our aggressive approach to prevention, detection and early treatment of these deadly cancers, we are saving lives and creating awareness among young women. Our fee is $1 per visit.

debilitating and life-threatening infections from severe varicose vein ulceration, as well as dental care and children’s healthcare. Our demographic is the working poor and the disabled, particularly coffee farmers and laborers. It’s these hard-working people who so desperately need affordable care but have few resources in the countryside. That is why we charge $1 or less per clinic visit and often provide free transportation or reimburse patients for bus or taxi.

Benefits We create cancer awareness where there was none to little before our clinic opened in northern Nicaragua in 2010. Now we see patients from all over Central America. Fara Clinic is a general medical and dental clinic, but our primary focus IS women’s health: cervical and breast cancer detection and treatment, in particular. We also work hard to create a culture of proactive gynecological care. As a result of this mission, we have helped thousands of women avert full-blown cancer through the administration of PAP smears, colposcopies, needle biopsies, cystoscopies, ultrasound, cryo or ASA-LEEP procedures — all administered at our state-of-the-art clinic. We also have a comprehensive general healthcare mission targeting July 2017

Readers can help by If you’d like to help Fara Foundation and Fara Clinic expand our Cervical and Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment program, please donate directly to the foundation by visiting the home page of our website, farafoundation.org. OR email us at maria@farafoundation.org, or call (in USA) 512-452-2233; or (in Nicaragua) call 505-2772-7080 or visit our clinic at Antiguo Edificio Rosalinda in Matagalpa.


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