Promotion of Quinoa to Reduce Malnutrition Rates in the Coffeelands of Peru

This is a project that will educate and promote the use of quinoa in the region of the northern Peruvian Andes by presenting the program "The Queen of Cereals: Quinoa" to 5 educational centers, several social organizations, government agencies and all the Cafe Femenino women's groups. "The Queen of Cereals: Quinoa" presentation focuses on promoting nutritional options in areas of high malnutrition rates in the coffeelands of Peru. This project request - $2,500. This project will be presented to and benefit approximately 2,000 people.

 

Construction of Culvert and Bridge to Control Flooding - Nueva York

Funded by Grounds For Change

This is a request for a culvert and bridge to be constructed to control the flooding waters. In the community of Nueva York there is seasonal flooding that creates a dangerous and impassable roadway. Because the water is too deep for cars and mules to cross, the people must transport their goods on their shoulders as they wade through the water. During the rainy season when the water is running high, this poses an even greater threat to their livelihoods and risk to their children. This project will benefit the entire population of this community and those who visit.

 

Solar Dehydration Project in the Amazonas Region

Since ancient times food preservation has been a key component in feeding a family during the year. This project aims to increase the amount of food that can be preserved with the purchase of 30 solar dehydration units and the training of 30 trainers. These units will be strategically located in several communities where the trainers will branch out and hold workshops on solar dehydration. This project will benefit approximately 600 people

 

Solar Dehydration Project in the Cajamarca Region

Since ancient times food preservation has been a key component in feeding a family during the year. This project aims to increase the amount of food that can be preserved with the purchase of 30 solar dehydration units and the training of 30 trainers. These units will be strategically located in several communities where the trainers will branch out and hold workshops on solar dehydration. This project will benefit approximately 600 people.

 

Solar Dehydration Project in the Lambayeque Region

Since ancient times food preservation has been a key component in feeding a family during the year. This project aims to increase the amount of food that can be preserved with the purchase of 30 solar dehydration units and the training of 30 trainers. These units will be strategically located in several communities where the trainers will branch out and hold workshops on solar dehydration. This project will benefit approximately 600 people.

 

Rural Healthy Living Workshops and Models in Penechi (Aspape Group)

In areas of the rural Andes, living conditions are less than optimal and access to basic healthcare and education is minimal. This program will select 5 homes to develop them into teaching examples for the community. There will be workshops in the areas of proper sanitation, domestic violence, alcoholism, self-esteem, and basic health education for the families. This project will benefit approximately 200 families.

 

Rural Healthy Living Workshops and Models in La Florida (ASPRO Group)

In areas of the rural Andes, living conditions are less than optimal and access to basic healthcare and education is minimal. This program will select 5 homes to develop them into teaching examples for the community. There will be workshops in the areas of proper sanitation, domestic violence, alcoholism, self-esteem, and basic health education for the families. This project will benefit approximately 200 families.

 

Rural Healthy Living Workshops and Models in Kañaris (ASPROAGRO Group)

In areas of the rural Andes, living conditions are less than optimal and access to basic healthcare and education is minimal. This program will select 5 homes to develop them into teaching examples for the community. There will be workshops in the areas of proper sanitation, domestic violence, alcoholism, self-esteem, and basic health education for the families. This project will benefit approximately 200 families.

 

Weaving and Embroidery Workshop for 80 women – Lambayeque Region

This is a request to fund workshops that teach weaving and embroidery. Creating micro-enterprises for the women of rural communities is key to income diversification for women coffee producers. In this region of Lambayeque, the embroidery and weaving style is sought after by tourists providing an opportunity for several women to increase the family income by producing artisan products. These workshops will be provided to the women of the communities of Kañaris and Penachi. This project will benefit approximately 80 women and their families.

 

Year Two - Early Education Center Project in five communities: Corral De Piedra, Villarumi, Murojaga, San Antonio, Nueva York

Funded by Caruso Coffee, Caffe Ibis, Cup For Education, Fordyce Memorial Contribution, Kaladi Coffee, and Tom Albert
Continue parent/student nutritional education, malnutrition survery continuation and expansion to include new students and provide resources to educators in next grade for students who graduated from the early education center. Pilot project extends to Chinama (Asproagro - Kararis).

 

College Student Research and Community Service Project for Degree Completion in Coffee Producing Communities

One of the initiatives of Café Femenino Foundation is to motivate parents to see their children's college education not as an undue expense but rather an investment in bringing the family out of poverty. While many students gain entry into college, few are able to complete their degree due to lack of resources to be able to finish the research component requirement. This project aims to create a fund to support the children of coffee farmers whose studies aim to find solutions to problems that are limiting the economic and social development of small coffee producers by bringing the educated youth, knowledge, and development back to the communities that supported them; back home. This project will benefit 1 college student, 7 members of their family and 200 coffee farmers living in the community where the student will be working.

 

Construction of Healthy Kitchens in Columbia Cauca Region to Reduce Health Issues - Phase 6

Remodel and reconstruction of 32 kitchens has been requested in order to reduce the risks of illness caused by smoke inhalation and very unsanitary conditions. These kitchens are built with sustainable materials and also serve as a training project for young people from the community to learn valuable construction skills. This project will benefit 32 women and their families for approximately 160 persons.

 

Accessing Reproductive Health Services and Education for the members of COMTINUE women's group in the community of Jocote, Nicaragua

Funded by Coffee Fest

In the community of Jocote, there is a need for access to reproductive health education, services and medical testing for cancer prevention for the women. This project will benefit 23 women and their families which is approximately 115 people.

 

Cow Project in the El Cercado Region of the Dominican Republic

Funded by Coffee Fest

This project has been very successful in the Dominican Republic in the years since it began. It is our desire to expand our reach and make this project available to a new group of women coffee farmers who are living in poverty in the El Cercado area. This project will select 12 women to give the first calves to. These women will be selected based on need. Once the cow is of age, it will be bred and the offspring will go to another woman in the group. This project is sustainable because of the careful management and care given to the cows. Additionally, the cows will provide a family the nutritional boost to help alleviate malnutrition. It is prohibited to slaughter the cow. Its milk will nourish the family and provide additional income. This project will initially benefit 12 families which is approximately 72 people. Indirectly, this project is designed to continue to benefit more families as each new calf is born and passed to the next beneficiary.

 

Strengthening Leadership Capacities in the Women Leaders for Representation in Senior Management of the Organization of the cooperative of ASOBAGRI

Funded by Coffee Fest

These two workshops focused on leadership, self-esteem, agronomy, health, financial understanding of coffee aim to further strengthen the mission of gender equity within the cooperative. By strengthening the skills of the women coffee producers in these leadership areas traditionally only accessible to men, the participation of the women leaders will be advanced and incorporated into the Senior Management of the cooperative. This project will benefit 138 women coffee associates.

 

Pasac Library 2014 Operational Fund

Funded by Cup For Education

One of the most important focuses we have is education. The foundation of success for a coffee producing family begins with educational success. With continued support, this Library will continue to focus on enhancing the desire to read in young children by developing special reading programs, instruction in caring for the environment, and instilling skills that will provide the children of this community the ability to continue past primary level education onto secondary school. The library, centered in the community of Pasac has become a place of specialized learning in order to promote the success of the community as a whole. This project will benefit approximately 400 children and the entire community in the future.

 

Training on the Prevention and Treatment of Coffee Rust for Women Coffee Farmers in Guatemala

Funded by Coffee Fest

Coffee production in Central America has been greatly affected by roya also known as "coffee rust." In the 2012-2013 harvest, losses in production have reached up to 20% with the coming year increasing to 40%. Since coffee production is the main income for so many women raising children, this loss in yearly income can be devastating. This project aims to focus on techniques and supplies that are organic to provide treatment and prevention to the women's coffee farms. This project will benefit approximately 135 women coffee farmers and their families which equates to approximately 675 people.

 

Strengthening the Women's Group of Union Pro-Agro Bolivia Through Workshops Developed to Increase Leadership Capacity

Through the work of the Café Femenino women's group, this coffee cooperative recognizes the difficulties faced by the women coffee producers. This project aims to strengthen the women's program by first coming together and talking about their experiences, what barriers they face, and to develop a plan of action for the coffee cooperative in order to move the women's group to the next level of advancement. This project aims to identify and assess the current conditions and provide the necessary skills in leadership, management, organization, and self-esteem. This project will benefit the women of the cooperative, their families and the community as a whole.

 

Grain Mill Construction

Funded by Coffee Fest

In Rwanda, agriculture is divided by districts of agricultural production. This request is for funding to construct a grain mill in the Gakenke region in the north of Rwanda. The diet of the people here is mainly grain-based however there is no grain mill in this sector which makes the cost of food very high. In order to bring down the cost of feeding their family and to provide additional employment in the region, the women have requested funding to construct their own grain mill. This mill will benefit everyone living in the community of Jyambere Mugore and surrounding areas. 200 women members of this cooperative and their families will directly benefit.

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