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2020 Emergency Food Relief Grants

Emergency Food Relief
Food Relief Grants
Your dollars will help feed the Café Femenino coffee producers! #covid-19foodrelief

Food security is one of the core values of Café Femenino Foundation and the overall Café Femenino Program. The need for minimum food resources is even more evident as the women Café Femenino coffee producers struggle to keep their families safe and provide food for daily consumption.

Food shortages are common, often generated by the lack of rain not allowing them to grow their own food, which is now exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The remote coffee producing communities are also in lockdown making it difficult to access basic food such as corn and rice.

It is customary for the men to take other jobs outside their communities to supplement the family income during the lean months prior to coffee harvest. This year the men have returned to their community due to the state of emergency and quarantine ordered by the governments in order to control the spread of Covid-19, creating financial hardships for the families.

The Foundation has received several requests for Emergency Food Relief Micro Loans and is sending funds to the Café Femenino women’s groups so that they can implement a sustainable emergency micro loan program to manage for current and future emergency use.

Please consider providing help by donating to the Emergency Food Relief Fund for the Café Femenino Program Coffee Producers. Please click Donate Now and select the Emergency Food Relief category. Only $38 will buy a bag of rice or corn and feed a family for a month.

Grant # Country/Community Grant Name Amount
2020-01 Peru - Amazonas Food Emergency Micro Loan $4,025
2020-02 Peru - Cajamarca Food Emergency Micro Loan $4,025
2020-03 Peru - Lambayeque Food Emergency Micro Loan $4,025
2020-04 Bolivia Emergency Food Relief $1,795
2020-05 Guatemala - Asobagri Emergency Food Relief $3,450
2020-06 Guatemala - Nahuala Food Emergency Micro Loan $3,450

 

Here are some photos from the Guatemala Nahuala emergency food distribution:

Here are some photos from the Guatemala Asobagri emergency food distribution: