2021 – 2022 Funded Grants


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Young Adult Product Development & Management Training 2021-02
Community of Pampa de Sequez (Cajamarca) & San Antonio (Amazonas)
Funded by: Kerry

The objective of this project is to train young adults to be able to produce and manage the farms they were raised on. The pandemic generated by COVID-19, makes us look at the rural sector with hope, the countryside did not stop supplying the cities with food, many young people who studied and worked in the cities returned to their communities when the colleges/schools were closed, when they lost their jobs due to the closure of factories/companies or they were not able to carry out their activities in the trades. Many built temporary housing on their farms to be able to escape the contagion in the populated cities providing us with the opportunity to train these young people and provide them with an opportunities for their future.

UPDATE: July 2022
Young adult training has started with San Antonio. We are also working with high school students since the topic was motivational, we worked with everyone. Workshops have also been done with leaders, promoters and inspectors from UCAM (Roblepampa, New York, Huamboya) and San Antonio.


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Scholarship for Saira 2021-53
Community of Murojaga

Funded by: Sally F Sears

This School Scholarship for Saira is a request that will facilitate Saira’s access to education now that face-to-face classes have resumed in Peru. In order to attend school students are required to have a uniform, school supplies, a computer and a printer.
Saira’s mother, is from the community of Murojaga and has been a partner of Cecanor since 1999 and Café Femenino producer since 2003. Saira has been accompanying her mother to meetings even walking two or three hours when the meetings are in different communities. Saira suffers from UTA, a disease transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that causes ulcers on the skin and leaves scars for life.
Her parents have difficulty covering the costs of Saira’s education and the Association is requesting support from the Café Femenino Foundation. In addition, there is hope that efforts can be made to obtain support from the Faces Foundation to provide reconstruction of the scaring on Saira’s face.

The funds requested will provide school supplies, full school uniform, computer and a printer (to be located in the Café Femenino Community Center and available to the producers committee).

UPDATE: August 2022


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