Dominican Republic

The Back to Organic Project  2015-33 Flyer
San Cristóbal - Women associated with the Polo Coffee Cooperative.
Funding Pending

In 2011, coffee rust killed most of the coffee-grower’s crops which forced the use of chemicals to save and retrieve as much crop as possible. Many have since surrendered their organic certifications, while others have maintained their organic certification but are suffering a loss of product to yellow rust. Maintaining their organic status comes at a high cost and not enough product can be sold to make up for the expense.

This project will provide the coffee-growers with organic fertilizer and products that will protect against plant diseases, and will provide support through the process of regaining their organic certifications.
 

Guatemala

Librarian Salary  2015-43 Flyer
Nahualá 
Funded by CUP for Education

 The community library has been an immediate source for children at primary and secondary levels of school. The Child Aid  Institution together with the Nahualá Cooperative have funded the provision of books as well as reading and writing programs in participation with local schools. Since 2007, funding for these important programs has become increasing difficult to provide. With support of this project, the community will be able to maintain a salary for the librarian, purchase much needed materials, and pay for the library’s electricity.
 
 
Library Sustainability Project  2015-44 Flyer
Nahualá 
Funded by The Café Femenino Foundation

 The library of Nahualá was founded in 2009. It has taught literacy programs that benefit school children, adolescents, and their  mothers. For this reason, the women who utilize the library would like to open a shop to help support these programs. The  shop would sell yarns, threads, and other raw materials to local artisans. Portions of proceeds would help fund the literacy programs of the library.
 
 
Food Security  2015-46 Flyer
ASOBAGRI
Funded by The Café Femenino Foundation

 This project will provide tools and supplies to women to improve the conditions of their farms. The materials of the project will  be used to build proper galleys for chickens and hens for the use of eggs and meat in their diet. It will improve breeding of  healthy animals for a continuous food source.
 

Peru

Clean Water Project for Preschool Children   2015-04 Flyer
San Juan Bautista
Funded by Grounds for Change

 For all children in the San Juan Bautista region drinking water comes directly from the river. Children commonly have digestive  and respiratory diseases, as well as parasites, that affect their growth and development. This grant request is to supply and  install a water purification system in each of 10 early education centers funded by the Café Femenino Foundation. These funds will also provide trainings for the families on the importance of clean water and for the maintenance of the water purification system. This project will benefit 2100 people in the 10 communities involved in this project in the San Juan Bautista region.


Wet Mill & Drying Patio (Solar Dryers)  2015-16b Flyer
Lambayeque - Villarumi, Huanama, San Jose Huanama
Funded by UP Coffee Roasters 

 With the goal of improving the quality of the coffee, as well as the lives and income of the women in the coffee-growing  community, this grant will install 2 cement tanks and 2 drying patios benefiting 4 producers the first year; 6 the second year,  increasing to 12 the fifth year.
Results to be measured by recording the quality of the coffee delivered, the quality of the coffee during cupping, prices obtained, participation in coffee quality contest as well as the income earned from the sale of the coffee.
 
 
Community Wet Mill & Solar Dryer  2015-21 Flyer
Corral de Piedra 
Funded by Coffee Holding Co., OPTCO and David Gordan

 The quality of the coffee will be improved by building a wet mill plant to include cherry receiving tank, fermentation tanks,  platform for pulping, running channel, water reservoir, pulper, solar dryer and conduct training workshops, measures  implemented to monitor coffee quality as well as cupping quality.
 
 
Coffee Cantata - A Tribute to Garth Smith  2015-23 Flyer
North East Peru
Partially Funded by Tom Albert, Brian & Sorena Dibble, Shirley Stowell, and Chuck & Marilyn Dryke

 Music in a very important way to express the values, customs, traditions, identity of the producers who cultivate coffee. The  Coffee Cantata will be developed with songs, music, and laughter. The Cantata aims to recover the knowledge, experiences,  emotions and aspirations of men and women in the three regions of the North East Peruvian coffee farmers.
 
 
Weaving & Embroidery Workshops  2015-24 Flyer
Cajamarca & Amazonas
Funded by The Café Femenino Foundation 

 Training sessions to include improving the design and finish of weaving and embroidery, as well as commitment to form a  micro-enterprise production and sales of the garments made by the women.
 
 
 
School "Greenhouse" Gardens  2015-25 Flyer
Chinama, Murojaga, Huacapampa, Pan de Azucar, San Antonio & Le Ron
Funded by Utah State University: Center for Civic Engagement & Service-Learning.

 Educating the students and community on gardening by planning the installation of the garden "greenhouse" and planting  vegetables, grains (quinoa), fruits, coffee and shade trees seeds.
 
 
 
Café Femenino House  2015-26 Flyer
Caracha - Lambayeque Region
Funded by Jasper Coffee

 "The Garth Smith Auditorium" is a new building (Casa Café Femenino) where trainings & meetings can be held providing a  space where the women can meet to discuss their problems and plans for the future. It will also provide temporary shelter to  women and children abused by their partner or family members.


Quinoa-Amaranth Cultivation and Meal Preparation with Grains Workshop  2015-30 Flyer
Northeastern Peru
Funded by The Café Femenino Foundation

 The workshop will include quinoa & amaranth growing techniques, seeds, pest and disease control, crop management, proper  soil nutrition as well as how to incorporate quinoa and kiwicha into dishes and the preparation of dishes to be sold at local and  regional fairs.


The Education Pilot  2015-37 Flyer
Vallarumi, La Cria, and San Jose Hunama
Funded by The Café Femenino Foundation

 Since 2013, Café Femenino Foundation, has supported the management of a project called Educational Pilots in the poorest  areas of the Lambayeque region to benefit the health of children under 5 years old. While there has been improvement in  children's health, when analyzed by villages in the Andean region of Lambayeque, chronic malnutrition was found in the following percentages: Corral de Piedra 41%, Murujaga 47% and Villarumi 25%. In the Amazon region the hamlet San Antonio had 45% of children with malnutrition. This grant will allow training of teachers and parents about the importance of proper hygiene for children, counseling of parents regarding the importance of healthy nutritional habits, and teacher training to enhance psychomotor development in children. It will also allow for analysis of the pilot's results and timely identifying children at-risk that need intervention for effective care.


The Education Pilot  2015-39 Flyer
Roblepampa
Funded by Red Rock Roasters, Mothership Roasters in Las Vegas, and Andrew Gibbon.

 Since 2013, Café Femenino Foundation, has supported the management of a project called Educational Pilots in the poorest  areas of the Lambayeque region to benefit the health of children under 5 years old. While there has been improvement in  children's health, when analyzed by villages in the Andean region of Lambayeque, chronic malnutrition was found in the following percentages: Corral de Piedra 41%, Murujaga 47% and Villarumi 25%. In the Amazon region the hamlet San Antonio had 45% of children with malnutrition. This grant will allow training of teachers and parents about the importance of proper hygiene for children, counseling of parents regarding the importance of healthy nutritional habits, and teacher training to enhance psychomotor development in children. It will also allow for analysis of the pilot's results and timely identifying children at-risk that need intervention for effective care.


The Education Pilot   2015-41 Flyer
Huacapampa-Kanaris
Funded by The Café Femenino Foundation

 Since 2013, Café Femenino Foundation, has supported the management of a project called Educational Pilots in the poorest  areas of the Lambayeque region to benefit the health of children under 5 years old. While there has been improvement in  children's health, when analyzed by villages in the Andean region of Lambayeque, chronic malnutrition was found in the following percentages: Corral de Piedra 41%, Murujaga 47% and Villarumi 25%. In the Amazon region the hamlet San Antonio had 45% of children with malnutrition. This grant will allow training of teachers and parents about the importance of proper hygiene for children, counseling of parents regarding the importance of healthy nutritional habits, and teacher training to enhance psychomotor development in children. It will also allow for analysis of the pilot's results and timely identifying children at-risk that need intervention for effective care.

 

Sumatra

Leadership Training & Workshop For Women of the Gayo Coffee Cooperative  2015-31 Flyer
Indonesia
Funded by Kaladi Coffee

 Women are an integral part of society. Currently there is a lack of participation of women in leadership positions even though  women make up for nearly half of the local population.  This project would educate women to be organizers and leaders in  their community. They will be educated on their local economy, politics, education, health, nutrition, and human rights.  They will be taught about corruption and how to lead against it. The trainings are organized as a way to spread good values, and important knowledge through women leaders to the rest of society. These leaders will empower the people who live in their villages. Thus, improving the conditions of future generations.
 
The leadership trainings will include lectures, daily reviews, group discussions, role playing activities, and follow-up plans as well as post-training testing.

 

Early Education Centers  2015-32 Flyer
Indonesia
Funded by Allegro Coffee

 The parents in the region of Aceh understand that early childhood education is important but unfortunately, it is hard for them  to provide this important care. Most parents are unable to supervise and protect their children under five years of age. Their  time is spent working hard in coffee production in order to meet the basic needs of their family. It is necessary for the families in Aceh to have a safe place for their children to play and learn.
The Early Childhood Education Center will provide children with programs that will develop their cognitive and physical development. They will be taught  lessons in morals, religion, social and emotional development, art, self reliance, and skills to prepare them for primary education.

 

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