2020 – 2021 Funded Grants

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Replacing Unhealthy Kitchens 2020-75
Corsurca - Cauca, central and southern region
Funded by: Kerry USA

For the women of Colombia, the family meals are prepared in unsanitary and unsafe conditions. Food is being prepared over open fires that cause respiratory illnesses for the women and small children. This grant will repair or replace kitchens to improve health for nine families. The kitchens will include stoves that vent to the outside, water plumbed to the inside, and work surfaces providing better sanitary conditions. They will be built with sustainable materials and the project will also serve as a sustainable construction training program for young people. All labor will be provided by the family as well as a portion of the investment in material costs.

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Guatemala - Asobagri


Access to water & Family Food Security 2020-66
ASOBAGRI
Funded by: Tchibo Coffee

Poultry Farming has a dual-purpose. 80 women will receive 5 chickens each (400 chickens total). The chickens will provide eggs for a much needed and ongoing source of protein until they are no longer producing eggs. At this time the chickens will be meat for consumption or be sold as a source of income. This project is a cost-share: the families/producers will provide the structures for housing the poultry reducing contact with others in the community.

Eco Drinking Water Filtration Systems will be distributed to 52 women making the water suitable for human consumption and benefiting the whole family. The strategy is to reduce the use of firewood currently used to boil water for consumption. A secondary benefit is the reduce the amount of smoke and reducing the respiratory health risks generated by working in the smoke-filled area.

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Construction of Family Wet Mill Beneficios 2020-67
ASOBAGRI
Funded by: Tchibo Coffee

Coffee is the main source of income for these coffee producers and their families and it provides a significant number of jobs in the rural areas providing income for thousands of families. The quality of the coffee is determined by environmental factors such as soil conditions, quality of the cultivation of the coffee farm and the wet mill processing.

This project will provide 8 wet mill processing centers that will enhance their processing capabilities and improve the coffee quality. The wet mills will improve efficiency and profitability through technical consultation and training, enhanced technology product transfers and wastewater management for environmental protection and non-pollution of other water sources.

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Coffee Drying Beds 2020-68
ASOBAGRI
Funded by: Tchibo Coffee

With this distribution and delivery of 87 wood drying beds, the project seeks to standardize the drying of coffee and ensuring the producers deliver a quality product and reduce the rate of coffee rejections in the collection center by reducing the number of days to process the coffee and avoid direct contamination. These solar drying beds will improve the quality of the coffee in the cup to 85.5. 20 widowed coffee producers will benefit and are committed to deliver to quality product.

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2020 Guatemala Hurricane Relief Fund 2020-69
ASOBAGRI
Funded by: Cafe Femenino Foundation Supporters

Due to damage and devastation caused by Hurricane Eta and later Hurricane Iota, thousands of families have been affected in Guatemala and neighboring countries. Some completely losing their homes, loss of coffee, cardamom, corn, basic grains and loss of family members. As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, the hurricanes seriously impacts the economy.

The Asobagri coffee producers and their families in the Huehuetenango and Quiche region are also suffering due to the overflowing of rivers causing flooding, total destruction of bridges, landslides that have buried home, a situation that left more than 2,700 families totally isolated and now suffer from lack of food, medicine, clothing, water for human consumption because the access roads are totally blocked and the only option now is delivery by helicopter. The hardest-hit communities of Barillas, Santa Eulalia , San Pedro Soloma, Chiantla, Chajul, and Nebaj El Quiche.

The Café Femenino Foundation set up a donation fund for anyone who would like to make a donation. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible and will help those farmers of the Asobagri cooperative located in the Huehuetenango area of Guatemala. All donations will transfer directly to the farmer’s cooperative of Asobagri and disbursed to hardest-hit communities as needed.

17 roof replacements or repairs ($805 each).

 

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Peru


Casa Cafe Femenino Community Center & Safe Shelter 2020-04
Community of Chinama
Funded by: Alpen Sierra Coffee Roasters

This community center is centrally located and will directly benefit 20 . This community center will be used for conducting training, holding meetings and become a space where women can meet permanently to discuss their problems and make plans for the future. The building will also provide temporary shelter to abused women and children. The funds will cover not only building material costs, such as the cement, plaster, door and windows, but also tables and chairs and one bed and bedding. Labor to be provided by members of the community.

 

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Beekeeping 2020-05
Peru - Lambayeque (Villarumi, San Jose Huanama, Huanama and La Cria)
Funded by: DR Wakefield Full Circle and Cafe Femenino Foundation

Coffee is now the main income generating product in the Lambayeque region of Northern Peru, however the market price volatility makes it difficult for producers’ when prices are low. The beekeeping project consists of purchasing materials to build the bee boxes, bees, harvest equipment and workshops on all aspects of beekeeping. Workshops planned will address: Bee-Honey Production; Care of Bees; Honey Harvest, Royal Jelly, Pollen; Processing and Packaging of Honey; Uses of Honey in Food; Packaging and Labels. A successful bee project will not only provide a second income, it will improve the coffee production by pollinating the coffee flower. The pollination will contribute to improving the quality of the coffee and other grains grown in the region. Honey will be produced from October to January during coffee flowering time and again from February through September during fruit flowering time.

It will provide additional income for four (4) families in the four communities of Villarumi, San Jose Huanama, Huanama and La Cria. These funds will be setup as a micro loan and in two years the funds will be offered to four more families. Families apply for the funds needed to start their beekeeping business and agree to pay the funds back within two years.

 

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Water Reservoir for Irrigation 2020-06
Lambayeque
Funded by: Grounds for Change and 23 Degrees Coffee

This community is one of extreme poverty and needs assistance to improve the productivity of the crops and pastures. Water is scarce and water management is difficult. Climate change has seriously affected the cultivation of both coffee and food, rainfall has been reduced to only four months per year. They have been able to distribute the water through a system of channels to the producers by flooding, which can cause erosion of the soils and under-utilization of the water resources. This grant will build small reservoirs that benefit 4 or 5 families and allow them to store their water quotas and install a sprinkler irrigation system. This would make it possible to have enough water at the time of the flowering of the coffee and to achieve an increase in production and quality, as well as ensure water for production of vegetables and quinoa and kiwicha. Funds will be used for materials (cement, pipes, plastic liners, sprinklers and hose) to construct the reservoirs, as well as qualified workforce, transportation of materials and some technical advice.

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Wet Mill Infrustructure Improvement 2020-07
Lambayeque Community of Pampa Hermosa (Kanaris)
Funded by: Darkwoods Coffee Roasters

In years past the coffee producers in this area have been hit by coffee rust, but they are making extraordinary efforts to renovate their coffee farms in order to maintain the income to support their families need to substantially improve the quality of their coffee and balance their income by achieving a better market price. In order to do this they need to improve their wet mill beneficio infrastructure. They have a good quality coffee plants due to the quality of the soils and the microclimates that exist in the region. Unfortunately, the quality decreases every step of the way during the harvesting process due to not having the wet mill infrastructure needed to process the coffee crop properly. This project seeks to support coffee producers with the implementation of the wet mill beneficio infrastructure consisting of two ceramic lined fermentation tanks and seven cement drying patios.

Results will be measure by recording the quality of the coffee delivered by the producers; the quality of the coffee in the cup; prices obtained for the coffee; participation in coffee quality competitions and the income received from the sale of their coffee.

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Irrigation System 2020-08
Lambayeque Tallapampa
Funded by: Maggie Chang

Last year a water reservoir was constructed in Tallapampa, a community of extreme poverty with natural limitations to improve the productivity of its crops and pastures. The climate changes have seriously affected coffee and food cultivation and the system of water channels in the community are no longer sufficient to provide the water needed. This proposal is to implement a sprinkler irrigation system for the beneficiaries of the built reservoir. It would provide sufficient water in times of coffee flowering and achieve increase production and quality, as well as ensure permanent food and coffee productivity. This grant would provide funding needed for the water hoses and pipes. The labor will be provided beneficiaries of the project.

10 families will directly benefit from the training and installation of the sprinkler irrigation system; 100 people will benefit from the coffee and food crop improvements improving the food diet with the production of vegetables and ultimately impacting the incidents of poor nutrition and malnutrition.

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Wet Mill Infrustructure Improvement 2020-13
Amazonas - Community: San Antonio El Ron
Funded by: Imbibe Coffee Roasters

In past year the coffee producers in this area have been hit by coffee rust, but they are making extraordinary efforts to renovate their coffee farms in order to maintain the income to support their families need to substantially improve the quality of their coffee and balance their income by achieving a better market price. To do this, they need to improve their wet mill beneficio infrastructure. They have good quality coffee plants due to the quality of the soils and the microclimates that exist in the region. Unfortunately, the quality decreases every step of the way during the harvesting process due to not having the wet mill infrastructure needed to process the coffee crop properly. This project seeks to support coffee producers with the implementation of the wet mill beneficio infrastructure consisting of two ceramic lined fermentation tanks and seven cement drying patios and solar dryers.

Results will be measured by recording the quality of the coffee delivered by the producers; the quality of the coffee in the cup; prices obtained for the coffee; participation in coffee quality competitions and the income received from the sale of their coffee.

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Wet Mill Infrastructure Improvement 2020-14
Cajamarca
Funded by: Rappahannock Fredericksburg Rotary Club

In past year the coffee producers in this area have been hit by coffee rust, but they are making extraordinary efforts to renovate their coffee farms in order to maintain the income to support their families need to substantially improve the quality of their coffee and balance their income by achieving a better market price. To do this, they need to improve their wet mill beneficio infrastructure. They have good quality coffee plants due to the quality of the soils and the microclimates that exist in the region. Unfortunately, the quality decreases every step of the way during the harvesting process due to not having the wet mill infrastructure needed to process the coffee crop properly. This project seeks to support coffee producers with the implementation of the wet mill beneficio infrastructure consisting of two ceramic lined fermentation tanks and seven cement drying patios and solar dryers.

Results will be measured by recording the quality of the coffee delivered by the producers; the quality of the coffee in the cup; prices obtained for the coffee; participation in coffee quality competitions and the income received from the sale of their coffee.

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Construction of Coffee Warehouse 2020-16
Peru – Community of Corral de Piedra
Co-Funded by: Sally’s Caffe Ibis & Cafe Femenino Foundation

The community of Corral de Piedra has a wet mill plant that benefits it’s 43 coffee producers. 19 of these producers are women. They are requesting funds to expand the wet mill plant to include a warehouse that will be used to store their coffee before it is transported to the plant. In addition, the warehouse, with restroom, will serve as a meeting and training facility for both the men and women and will include a bed and supplies so that it can be used as a safe shelter when needed.

Funds will be used to purchase cement, plaster, paint, restroom hardware and other supplies needed; labor to be provided by the community members.

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Beekeeping 2020-17
Peru – Lambayeque, District of Lonya Grande, Community of San Isidro
Funded by: DR Wakefield Full Circle

Coffee is now the main income generating product in the Lambayeque region of Northern Peru, however, the market price volatility makes it difficult for producers’ when prices are low. The beekeeping project consists of purchasing materials to build twelve bee boxes, bees, harvest equipment and workshops on all aspects of beekeeping. Workshops planned will address: Bee-Honey Production; Care of Bees; Honey Harvest, Royal Jelly, Pollen; Processing and Packaging of Honey; Uses of Honey in Food; Packaging and Labels. A successful bee project will not only provide a second income, it will improve the coffee production by pollinating the coffee flower. The pollination will contribute to improving the quality of the coffee and other grains grown in the region. It will provide additional income for ten (10) families in San Isidro.

These funds will be setup as a micro loan and in two years the funds will be offered to more families. Families apply for the funds needed to start their beekeeping business and agree to pay the funds back within two years

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Essential Supplies Store Micro Loan 2020-18
Lambayeque; communities of Villarumi, La Cria, Huanama, San Jose Huanama and Pampa Hermosa
Funded by: Darkwoods Coffee Roasters

These Andean communities are isolated from shopping centers, access roads are poor and public transportation is only available once or twice a week. The pandemic has made the difficulties of accessing not only food but supplies to increase the productivity of their crops, control pests and crop diseases that these people face even more evident.

They are requesting funds to establish an “Essential Supplies Store” within their community. The store will be stocked with products such as pest control for coffee, maize and vegetable diseases, organic fertilizers and irrigation pipes. The inventory will be controlled by the Store Management Committee. The coffee producers will make payment at the time of the sale of his/her coffee.

Funding this program will contribute to timely pest and disease control and improve crop productivity and ultimately increase the family income.

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Sprinkler Irrigation System 2020-20
Region of Lambayeque, District of Salas, community of La Cria
Funded by: Darkwoods Coffee Roasters

Climate change has seriously affected coffee and food cultivation in the community of La Cria. Rains have been reduced to only 4 months per year. Through the system of water channels the community has been able to distribute water quotas to the producers in a way that reduces flooding and distributes the water as needed for crop production. This request will implement a sprinkler irrigation system that will allow for sufficient water in the times of coffee flowering and deliver water needed during coffee and food productions. Sprinkler system water management will improve the quality of all crops and improve the quality of life.

Funds requested will be used to purchase the 2500 mts of irrigation pipes needed, as well as fencing and some technical assistance. 15 families (45 people) will directly benefit from this irrigation system and it will indirectly benefit 120 children who will improve their food diet through the increased production of vegetables, grains and fruits; reducing malnutrition.

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Water Irrigation System 2020-21
Region of Lambayeque, District of Salas, Maiz Blanco and Cruz de Piedra - Tallapampa
Funded by: UP Coffee Roasters

Climate change has seriously affected coffee and food cultivation in the communities of Maiz Blanco and Cruz de Piedra. Rains have been reduced to only 4 months per year. Through the system of water channels the community has been able to distribute water quotas to the producers in a way that reduces flooding and distributes the water as needed for crop production. This request will implement a sprinkler irrigation system that will allow for sufficient water in the times of coffee flowering and deliver water needed during coffee and food productions. Sprinkler system water management will improve the quality of all crops and improve the quality of life.

Funds requested will be used to purchase the 2500 mts of irrigation pipes needed, as well as fencing and some technical assistance. 15 families (45 people) will directly benefit from this irrigation system and it will indirectly benefit 120 children who will improve their food diet through the increased production of vegetables, grains and fruits reducing malnutrition.

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Water Reservoir for Irrigation 2020-22
Lambayeque, District of Salas, Community of Pampa Verde-Penchi
Co-Funded by: Sally’s Caffe Ibis & Cafe Femenino Foundation

This community is one of extreme poverty and needs assistance to improve the productivity of the crops and pastures. Water is scarce and water management is difficult. Climate change has seriously affected the cultivation of both coffee and food, rainfall has been reduced to only four months per year. They have been able to distribute the water through a system of channels to the producers by flooding, which can cause erosion of the soils and under-utilization of the water resources.

This grant will build small reservoirs that benefit 4 or 5 families and allow them to store their water quotas and install a sprinkler irrigation system. This would make it possible to have enough water at the time of the flowering of the coffee and to achieve an increase in production and quality, as well as ensure water for production of vegetables and quinoa and kiwicha. Funds will be used for materials (cement, pipes, plastic liners, sprinklers and hose) to construct the reservoirs, as well as qualified workforce, transportation of materials and some technical advice.

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Waste Management-Recycle Program 2020-23
Lambayeque, District of Salas, Community of Tallapampa-Penachi
Funded by: DRWakefield

This community has not been educated on the importance of cleanliness and care for their environment and the importance a clean environment has on their overall health and well-being of the population. It is common for waste to be found in roads and on streets creating an unpleasant and harmful situation. Since there are no signs or receptacles for them to use to deposit their wrappers, papers, shells, bags from the treats they buy, etc., they drop them on the ground. Through workshops, this recycle project will educate the community on the importance of maintaining balance between nature and society, natural resources and healthy spaces that allow for the development and improving the quality of life today and in the future.

Funds will allow them to purchase the recycle receptacles, materials needed for signage, environmental pollution workshops and trash pickup and sorting campaign. This project will benefit the whole community including the primary and secondary school students.

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Waste Management-Recycle Program 2020-24
Lambayeque, District of Salas, Community of Corral de Piedra
Funded by: Caffe Ibis

This community has not been educated on the importance of cleanliness and care for their environment and the importance a clean environment has on their overall health and well-being of the population. It is common for waste to be found in roads and on streets creating an unpleasant and harmful situation. Since there are no signs or receptacles for them to use to deposit their wrappers, papers, shells, bags from the treats they buy, etc., they drop them on the ground. Through workshops, this recycle project will educate the community on the importance of maintaining balance between nature and society, natural resources and healthy spaces that allow for the development and improving the quality of life today and in the future.

Funds will allow them to purchase the recycle receptacles, materials needed for signage, environmental pollution workshops and trash pickup and sorting campaign. This project will benefit the whole community including the primary and secondary school students.

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Small Breeding Animal Program 2020-25
Lambayeque - Communities of Huamboya, Nueva York and Roblepampa
Funded by: Joe Van Gogh

Families in these communities base their food on products such as rice, noodles, etc., and do not incorporate the products they have in the area. They are neglecting local food resources with high nutritional value such as legumes, grain, vegetables and small animals, mainly “the cuyes” and chickens that can provide the much-needed daily dietary protein.

The pandemic has begun the process of further evaluating the products that are, or can be, produced in the communities. This is a program the Café Femenino Foundation has supported for many years through different initiatives such as the cultivation of quinoa, kiwicha and vegetables, as well as the small breeding animal program that encourages the consumption of protein to reduce malnutrition. The women will be trained on all aspects of the program becoming an active promoter of the economic and social development of her family, organization and community, strengthening mutual aid, solidarity and cooperation between men and women, as well as the opportunity to share experiences.

The program will provide workshops covering topics such as the nutritional importance of cuye-chicken meat and eggs; constructing and installing modules for both cuye and small hens and offer competitions featuring the use of the cuye, chicken meat and eggs and other grains and vegetables produced in their communities. This program offers the possibility of generating additional income and enhance the exchange of produce/products within the community.

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Early Education Centers 2020-30a, 2020-30b, 2020-30c
Peru - Lambayeque, Cajamarca, Amazonas Fifteen (15) Communities
Funded by: Silver Bridge Coffee and Cafe Femenino Foundation

The children in rural Peru are severely malnourished, this grant provides funds needed to educate the teachers, parents and students on food nutritional value and how to incorporate the foods into their daily diet with the goal of reducing malnutrition in the rural coffee producing communities in Peru. The Cafe Femenino Foundation has supported the implementation of this project since 2013. Each year the impact is measured by a visiting nurse taking and recording, the height and weight of the students ages 3-5 three times per year. In total, 230 students, 140 parents and 25 teachers in 15 rural early education centers will participate in this program. The curriculum for the early education center students also includes personal hygiene and dental care.

Funds will cover the cost of the traveling nurse, as well as materials needed for the early education centers such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, wash clothes, crayons, books, paper, glue, lunch boxes, mats for the floor where the children sit and play for each education center.

Desired results of this program are to contribute to the improvment of the nutritional status of the pre-school children in the 15 communities while providing the children and parents with information that increases their knowledge of proper nutrition, dietary resources available in their community and set them on a path of improved future health.

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Water Reservoir: Irrigation Water Storage System 2020-31
Peru – Amazonas
Funded by: St. Jerome’s University

The rural community of Guadalupe in the Amazonas in Peru is a community of 270 homes and 1,108 people. They have road access, public electricity and lighting services plus early education, primary and secondary education available to their children.

Guadalupe is a community of small-farm producers of coffee and food that need to improve the productivity of their crops and pastures to improve their living conditions. Climate change is seriously affecting coffee and food cultivation. Rainfall is increasingly scare and has been reduced to only four months per year. With the support of the Café Femenino Foundation, crop diversification is being promoted with the incorporation of cacao on the family plot. The lack of water has had a adverse impact on their coffee crops and, ultimately, their family income.

Through the system of water channels the community has been able to distribute water quotas to the producers in a way that reduces flooding and distributes the water as needed for crop production. This request is to build small water reservoirs (pilcas) that will benefit 4 or 5 families and that allows them to store their annual quota of water, as well as the rainfall. An irrigation system will also be installed that will allow for sufficient water in the times of coffee flowering and deliver water needed during coffee and food productions. Sprinkler system water management will improve the quality of all crops and improve the quality of life. Funds requested will be used to purchase the reservoir liner, pipes for irrigation and some technical assistance. 4-5 families (15 people) will directly benefit from this water reservoir, storage and irrigation system and it will indirectly benefit 1,018 people in the community who will benefit from the improvement of their food diet through the increased production of vegetables, grains and fruits reducing malnutrition

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Finish Casa Femenino Kerguer 2020-33
District: Salas, Lambayeque Communities of: Kerguer
Funded by: Shuswap Coffee

The Casa Café Femenino Kerguer-Aspape, is located in the district of Salas in the Lambayeque region. It will directly benefit 30 Café Femenino women. The refurbished structure will be used for conducting training, holding meetings and become a space where women can meet permanently to discuss their problems and make plans for the future. The building will also provide temporary shelter to abused women and children. This structure will also serve as a storage facility for coffee.

The funds requested in the original request were to cover not only building material costs, such as the cement, plaster, door and windows, but also tables and chairs and one bed and bedding. Labor to be provided by members of the community. However, when they started the project they discovered that the water and drainage systems were no longer functioning and they needed new pipes and biodigestor creating an unanticipated expense. This request is to cover the cost of the paint, tables and chairs, a bed, bed sheets and quilt for the bed.

 

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Sumatra

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