2022 – 2023 Funded Grants

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Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation 2022-05
Community of Pampa Hermosa
Funded by: Aroma Specialty Coffee

Most the of family kitchens in these rural communities are without windows or lighting. The walls and ceilings are low not allowing light to come in, making it difficult to see what they are cooking in their pots, “it’s like cooking in the dark”. There is a lot of soot on the walls and ceilings that is not only contaminating their food, causing respiratory illnesses in the women and children who are more often in the kitchens.

This project will implement 15 kitchen improvements (new raised cooking surfaces and ventilating the smoke to the outside). The overall goal is to provide a safe and more smoke/soot free environment and reduce the incidences of respiratory disease in these communities.

 

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Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation 2022-08
Community of Tallapampa
Funded by: UP Coffee Roasters
Most the of family kitchens in these rural communities are without windows or lighting. The walls and ceilings are low not allowing light to come in, making it difficult to see what they are cooking in their pots, “it’s like cooking in the dark”. There is a lot of soot on the walls and ceilings that is not only contaminating their food, causing respiratory illnesses in the women and children who are more often in the kitchens.

This project will implement 15 kitchen improvements (new raised cooking surfaces and ventilating the smoke to the outside). The overall goal is to provide a safe and more smoke/soot free environment and reduce the incidences of respiratory disease in these communities.

 

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Implement an Irrigation System - El Chorro Canal 2022-14
Community of Pampa Hermosa
Funded by: Coffee Holding Co & OPTCO
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 (irrigation pipes. hoses and sprinklers) to improve the irrigation system to coffee producers, as well as provide for the qualified workforce, transportation of materials and some technical advice.
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Essential Supplies Store Micro Loan 2022-17
Community of Guadalupe (Amazonas)
Funded by: Stringbean Coffee

The 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. There are 83 producers (31 are women) in the community of Guadalupe.

 

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Essential Supplies Store Micro Loan 2022-18
Communities of Pampa Hermosa (Lambayeque)
Funded by: Caffe Ibis

The 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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Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation 2022-22
Community of Guadalupe
Funded by: Stringbean Coffee
Most the of family kitchens in these rural communities are without windows or lighting. The walls and ceilings are low not allowing light to come in, making it difficult to see what they are cooking in their pots, “it’s like cooking in the dark”. There is a lot of soot on the walls and ceilings that is not only contaminating their food, causing respiratory illnesses in the women and children who are more often in the kitchens.

This project will implement 15 kitchen improvements (new raised cooking surfaces and ventilating the smoke to the outside). The overall goal is to provide a safe and more smoke/soot free environment and reduce the incidences of respiratory disease in these communities.

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Emergency Food Relief – Cyclone Yaku 2022-37
Lambayeque 21 Communities
Funded by: Kerry
This FOOD RELIEF REQUEST is for the communities isolated by the presence of Cyclone Yaku in Northern Peru. Cyclone Yaku caused damage in the coastal regions and heavy rains have caused rivers and streams to overflow, mudslides and landslides in many communities, still isolated today, with serious difficulties in obtaining basic foods that they carry from the cities such as: oil, sugar, salt, rice, noodles to complement with cereals and stews that they reserve for the winter.

Currently there are damaged roads in La Florida, Penachi, Kanaris, some families have lost part of their farms due to landslides, most are isolated by roads damaged by landslides. There are entire villages that are with their houses and land flooded. This is request is not to solve all their problems, but to provide support so that the families will not feel they are alone and to provide a level of confidence and strength that will help them to stay strong and move forward.

This grant will provide food kits consisting of: rice, sugar, noodles, salt, oil, to 400 families in the Salas & Kanaris communities of Araumajada, Caracha, Tallapampa, Miraflores, Pampa Verde, Penachi, Hualanga, Kerguer, La Ramada (Aspape), Pampa Hermosa, San José Huanama, Huanama , Villarumi , Corral de Piedra, El Naranjo, Chiñama (Asproagro), Santa Rosa/Espinal, Hierba Buena, Machucara (Aspas)
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Emergency Food Relief – Cyclone Yaku 2022-38
Cajamarca 12 Communities
Funded by: Kerry
This FOOD RELIEF REQUEST is for the communities isolated by the presence of Cyclone Yaku in Northern Peru. Cyclone Yaku caused damage in the coastal regions and heavy rains have caused rivers and streams to overflow, mudslides and landslides in many communities, still isolated today, with serious difficulties in obtaining basic foods that they carry from the cities such as: oil, sugar, salt, rice, noodles to complement with cereals and stews that they reserve for the winter.

Currently there are damaged roads in La Florida, Penachi, Kanaris, some families have lost part of their farms due to landslides, most are isolated by roads damaged by landslides. There are entire villages that are with their houses and land flooded. This is request is not to solve all their problems, but to provide support so that the families will not feel they are alone and to provide a level of confidence and strength that will help them to stay strong and move forward.

This grant will provide food kits consisting of: rice, sugar, noodles, salt, oil, to 225 families in the La Florida, Cutervo, Querocotillo, Pulan 12 communities of Agua Azul, Limoncito, Montaña de Sequez, Pampa de Sequez, La Laja (Aspro), Santa Rosa de Minas, Lijadero, Cochalan, Paltomayo, Churumayo (Apaic), El Triunfor , Sayari (Adec).
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Emergency Food Relief – Cyclone Yaku 2022-39
Amazonas 14 Communities
Funded by: Kerry
This FOOD RELIEF REQUEST is for the communities isolated by the presence of Cyclone Yaku in Northern Peru. Cyclone Yaku caused damage in the coastal regions and heavy rains have caused rivers and streams to overflow, mudslides and landslides in many communities, still isolated today, with serious difficulties in obtaining basic foods that they carry from the cities such as: oil, sugar, salt, rice, noodles to complement with cereals and stews that they reserve for the winter.

Currently there is marginal highway damage, the entrance roads to El Ron and San Antonio. The roads to the communities of Lonya Grande and Luya have some damage and some families have lost part of their farms due to landslides, most are isolate by roads damaged by landslides. There are entire villages that are with their houses and land flooded. This is request is not to solve all their problems, but to provide support so that the families will not feel they are alone and to provide a level of confidence and strength that will help them to stay strong and move forward.

This grant will provide food kits consisting of: rice, sugar, noodles, salt, oil, to 400 families in the districts of Bagua Grande (Apcu), Cajaruro (Apcafis), Lonya Grande (Ucam-Gran Vilaya), Luya (Forkun), in the communities of San Antonio del Ron, Progreso San Antonio, Vista Hermosa, Huamboya, New York, Roblepampa, Santa Rosa, El Porvenir, San Isidro, Virgen de Fátima, Chaupe, Yungasuyo, Guadalupe, Cococho (Utcubamba-Amazonas).
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Disaster Support - Lambayeque 2022-40
Lambayeque
Funded by: Kerry
This project DISASTER SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES ISOLATED BY THE PRESENCE OF CYCLONE YAKU in Northern Peru. Cyclone Yaku and heavy seasonal rains have cause rivers and creeks to overflow, mudslides and landsclides in many communities that today remain isolated and with serious difficulties in obtaining basic food and medicine.

The representatives of the communities – mayors, judges, representative of organizations make journeys of 15-20 hours walking, dodging the danger, to reach the cities to request support from the government authorities. Produces are also organizing to fix the roads through minga (communal work). Life in the communities has become very expensive, they are aware that only by fixing their roads and highways can they reduce the costs to take their food and production to the market because they are close to the coffee harvest. Teachers also walk to communities to take responsibility. With disasters everything is altered in the life of communities: work, health and education.

This request is seek support to cover the expenses of tickets and accommodations of the representative of the isolated communities who come to make arrangements in Chiclayo or Lambayeque and food for the producers who are participating in the communal tasks of road repair, repair of school classrooms, arrangement of the community irrigation system.

 

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Road Grader Fuel – Hierba Buena, Santa Rosa Espinal; Olos to Machucara, Kanaris, Lambayeque Program 2022-41
Community of Lambeyeque
Funded by: Kaladi, Darkwoods Coffee
and Foundation Donors
The project will provide SUPPORT FOR TH REPAIR OF ROADS DESTROYED BY DISASTERS IN THE RURAL COMMUNITIES LISTED ABOVE BY ADDING TO THE INTERVENT OF THE MUNICIPALITIES WITH MACHINER. In general, public institutions such as municipalities only provide the machinery and a small supply of fuel and then the machinery is taken out of the community until they can get another supply of fuel, taking much longer. Cyclone Yaku and the heavy seasonal rains or the s-called El Nino Phenomenon, present this year have caused greater damage than in previous cases in 1982, 1983 and 2017.

The closure of roads caused by the overflow of rivers and streams, mudslides and landslides keeps many rural communities isolated and with serious difficulties in obtaining basic food and medicines.

The authorities' lack of foresight in clearing rivers and streams, in cleaning irrigation canals, in digging channels for drainage means that the damage to the poorest population often means that their economy of deteriorate more and more and the work and investment made disappear.

The urgent qualification of the roads would allow rural communities to take their production to the market and take the products they need to complement their diet at lower costs. It would also allow the start of school activities in better conditions and facilities to access health centers and medicines.

With this request we seek the support of the Café Femenino Foundation to complement the budget allocated by the communities with fuel for the habilitation of roads in the shortest possible time, in the most difficult section of Carretera Marginal to Hierba Buena. Marginal road to Santa Rosa Espinal. From Olos to Machucara - Kañaris - Lambayeque, benefiting more than 08 communities.
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Road Grader Fuel: Communities-Piedra Victor-Miraflores-Murojaca-Tallapampa- Caracha- Araumajada- (Penachi) Lambayeque 2022-42
Community of Lambeyeque
Funded by: Kerry
The project will provide SUPPORT FOR TH REPAIR OF ROADS DESTROYED BY DISASTERS IN THE RURAL COMMUNITIES LISTED ABOVE BY ADDING TO THE INTERVENT OF THE MUNICIPALITIES WITH MACHINER. In general, public institutions such as municipalities only provide the machinery and a small supply of fuel and then the machinery is taken out of the community until they can get another supply of fuel, taking much longer. Cyclone Yaku and the heavy seasonal rains or the s-called El Nino Phenomenon, present this year have caused greater damage than in previous cases in 1982, 1983 and 2017.

The closure of roads caused by the overflow of rivers and streams, mudslides and landslides keeps many rural communities isolated and with serious difficulties in obtaining basic food and medicines.

The authorities' lack of foresight in clearing rivers and streams, in cleaning irrigation canals, in digging channels for drainage means that the damage to the poorest population often means that their economy of deteriorate more and more and the work and investment made disappear.

The urgent qualification of the roads would allow rural communities to take their production to the market and take the products they need to complement their diet at lower costs. It would also allow the start of school activities in better conditions and facilities to access health centers and medicines.

With this request we seek the support of the Café Femenino Foundation to complement the budget allocated by the communities with 400 gallons of fuel for the habilitation of roads in the shortest possible time and facilitate access to food, health and education for families in 10 isolated communities as a result of the destruction of the road by Cyclone Yaku and heavy rains.
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Road Grader Fuel: Communities-Palo Blanco- Colaya- Corral de Piedra- Chiñama- Naranjo (Salas-Kañaris)- Lambayeque 2022-43
Community of Lambeyeque
Funded by: Peruvian Government
The project provided SUPPORT FOR TH REPAIR OF ROADS DESTROYED BY DISASTERS IN THE RURAL COMMUNITIES LISTED ABOVE BY ADDING TO THE INTERVENT OF THE MUNICIPALITIES WITH MACHINER. In general, public institutions such as municipalities only provide the machinery and a small supply of fuel and then the machinery is taken out of the community until they can get another supply of fuel, taking much longer. Cyclone Yaku and the heavy seasonal rains or the s-called El Nino Phenomenon, present this year have caused greater damage than in previous cases in 1982, 1983 and 2017.

The closure of roads caused by the overflow of rivers and streams, mudslides and landslides keeps many rural communities isolated and with serious difficulties in obtaining basic food and medicines.

The authorities' lack of foresight in clearing rivers and streams, in cleaning irrigation canals, in digging channels for drainage means that the damage to the poorest population often means that their economy of deteriorate more and more and the work and investment made disappear.

The urgent qualification of the roads would allow rural communities to take their production to the market and take the products they need to complement their diet at lower costs. It would also allow the start of school activities in better conditions and facilities to access health centers and medicines.

With this request we seek the support of the Café Femenino Foundation to complement the budget allocated by the communities with 400 gallons of fuel for the habilitation of roads in the shortest possible time in the most difficult stretch of Palo Blanco-Colaya-Corral de Peidra-Chinama-Naranajo, benefiting more than 10 communities

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Road Grader Fuel: Communities-From Marginal Road to Hierba Buena. Marginal road to Santa Rosa Espinal. From Olos to Machucara - Kañaris- Lambayeque 2022-44
Community of Lambeyeque
Funded by: Peruvian Government
The project provided SUPPORT FOR TH REPAIR OF ROADS DESTROYED BY DISASTERS IN THE RURAL COMMUNITIES LISTED ABOVE BY ADDING TO THE INTERVENT OF THE MUNICIPALITIES WITH MACHINER. In general, public institutions such as municipalities only provide the machinery and a small supply of fuel and then the machinery is taken out of the community until they can get another supply of fuel, taking much longer. Cyclone Yaku and the heavy seasonal rains or the s-called El Nino Phenomenon, present this year have caused greater damage than in previous cases in 1982, 1983 and 2017.

The closure of roads caused by the overflow of rivers and streams, mudslides and landslides keeps many rural communities isolated and with serious difficulties in obtaining basic food and medicines.

The authorities' lack of foresight in clearing rivers and streams, in cleaning irrigation canals, in digging channels for drainage means that the damage to the poorest population often means that their economy of deteriorate more and more and the work and investment made disappear.

The urgent qualification of the roads would allow rural communities to take their production to the market and take the products they need to complement their diet at lower costs. It would also allow the start of school activities in better conditions and facilities to access health centers and medicines.

With this request we seek the support of the Café Femenino Foundation to complement the budget allocated by the communities with 400 gallons of fuel for the habilitation of roads in the shortest possible time in the most difficult stretch of Marginal Road to Hierba Buena. Marginal road to Santa Rosa Espinal. From Olos to Machucara - Kañaris- Lambayeque, benefiting more than 8 communities

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Coffee Ecosystem Recovery, Damaged by Cyclone Yaku 2022-45
Community of Machucara, Kanaris
Funded by: DR Wakefield
This project will replant coffee trees and recover the irrigation system damaged by Cyclone Yaku by providing producers who have suffered damage from mudslides, floods, landslides, with seeds, coffee seedlings and shade trees, hoses and pipes.

Cyclone Yaku and the heavy seasonal rains or so-called El Niño phenomenon, presented this year have caused greater damage than in previous cases of 1982, 1983 and 2017.

This project seeks to ensure that coffee farmers and young people stay in the communities and do not migrate to the cities, abandoning the fields when their investment is lost. Recovery of their coffee farms and irrigation system will guarantee the income of the small producers and the sustainability of the 25 families who will benefit from this grant.

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Coffee Ecosystem Recovery, Damaged by Cyclone Yaku 2022-46
Community of Santa Rosa Espinal, Kanaris
Funded by: DR Wakefield
This project will replant coffee trees and recover the irrigation system damaged by Cyclone Yaku by providing producers who have suffered damage from mudslides, floods, landslides, with seeds, coffee seedlings and shade trees, hoses and pipes.

Cyclone Yaku and the heavy seasonal rains or so-called El Niño phenomenon, presented this year have caused greater damage than in previous cases of 1982, 1983 and 2017.

This project seeks to ensure that coffee farmers and young people stay in the communities and do not migrate to the cities, abandoning the fields when their investment is lost. Recovery of their coffee farms and irrigation system will guarantee the income of the small producers and the sustainability of the 25 families who will benefit from this grant

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Coffee Ecosystem Recovery, Damaged by Cyclone Yaku 2022-47
Community of Pampa Hermosa, Kanaris
Funded by: Kerry
This project will replant coffee trees and recover the irrigation system damaged by Cyclone Yaku by providing producers who have suffered damage from mudslides, floods, landslides, with seeds, coffee seedlings and shade trees, hoses and pipes.

Cyclone Yaku and the heavy seasonal rains or so-called El Niño phenomenon, presented this year have caused greater damage than in previous cases of 1982, 1983 and 2017.

This project seeks to ensure that coffee farmers and young people stay in the communities and do not migrate to the cities, abandoning the fields when their investment is lost. Recovery of their coffee farms and irrigation system will guarantee the income of the small producers and the sustainability of the 20 families who will benefit from this grant.

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Coffee Ecosystem Recovery, Damaged by Cyclone Yaku 2022-48
Community of Caracha, Penachi, Salas
Funded by: 23 Degrees Coffee
This project will replant coffee trees and recover the irrigation system damaged by Cyclone Yaku by providing producers who have suffered damage from mudslides, floods, landslides, with seeds, coffee seedlings and shade trees, hoses and pipes.

Cyclone Yaku and the heavy seasonal rains or so-called El Niño phenomenon, presented this year have caused greater damage than in previous cases of 1982, 1983 and 2017.

This project seeks to ensure that coffee farmers and young people stay in the communities and do not migrate to the cities, abandoning the fields when their investment is lost. Recovery of their coffee farms and irrigation system will guarantee the income of the small producers and the sustainability of the 25 families who will benefit from this grant.

 

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Coffee Ecosystem Recovery, Damaged by Cyclone Yaku 2022-49
Community of Tallapampa, Penachi, Salas
Funded by: Grounds For Change
This project will replant coffee trees and recover the irrigation system damaged by Cyclone Yaku by providing producers who have suffered damage from mudslides, floods, landslides, with seeds, coffee seedlings and shade trees, hoses and pipes.

Cyclone Yaku and the heavy seasonal rains or so-called El Niño phenomenon, presented this year have caused greater damage than in previous cases of 1982, 1983 and 2017.

This project seeks to ensure that coffee farmers and young people stay in the communities and do not migrate to the cities, abandoning the fields when their investment is lost. Recovery of their coffee farms and irrigation system will guarantee the income of the small producers and the sustainability of the 28 families who will benefit from this grant.

 

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Rainwater Collection and Storage System 2022-50
Community Guadalupe
Funded by: DR Wakefield
In the coffee communities, climate change has been greatly affecting the production of coffee, fruit trees, grains and vegetables. The presentation of the increasingly extreme weather phenomena such as heavy rains, floods, mudslides, droughts, heat waves, aggravate water shortages.

In the past, producers had adapted their crops to 6 months of rain and 6 months of drought. Currently there are 03 months of rain and 09 months of drought and now with situations like the current one, a lot of rain in short period of time and then very long periods of time where water is scarce.

This project will provide 25 rainwater storage tanks allowing the coffee producers to safely store enough water and use it in sprinkler irrigation at times of greater scarcity and greater crop requirement.

 

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Early Education Centers 2022-52a
Communities: Machucara, Cruz de Mayo, La Cria Huanama, San Jos Huanama, Villarumi, Pampa Hermosa, Murujaga, Tallapampa, Huacapampa
Funded by: Silver Bridge Coffee
Early Education Center Project in Northern Peru reaches 230 children in the regions of Lambayeque, Cajamarca, Amazonas in Fifteen (15) Communities: General Information: 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 15 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 educational, grooming and hygiene, supplies for Covid prevention materials as well as basic food supplies and first aid kits needed for each early education centers. The centers will receive needed supplies such as facemasks, hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, wash clothes, crayons, books, paper, glue, mats for the floor where the children sit and play, as well as jackets and polo shirts depending on the climate. Desired Results of this Program: To contribute to the improvement 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. Pandemic Impact on Early Education Centers:

After two years of virtual classes and a year, like the present, where the children still no not return to classes in their entirety because the infrastructure of the schools is deteriorated by abandonment of two year and by the effects of rain have taken a toll on some school structures. These two years of the pandemic, no yet overcome, has meant a delay in training of the children because parents are not prepared for virtual classes nor are they able to teach their children. The children ages 3-5 require trained, skilled teachers. With this pandemic, although the rural communities have been the least affected by incidents of Covid-19, it has been the most affected in access to basic services and technology that allows children to continue their capacity building.

During the past two year the rural population has taken refuge on their farms with their focus on tending to their coffee and other crops and not providing the necessary daily well-balanced meals for their children leaving the children to eat food available that are high in carbohydrates.
The Weight & Height Data Report Summary:
* Normal Nutritional Status: 2022 - 81% of the children were within the Normal Range; compared to 84% in 2021;
* Malnutrition Status: 2022 - 2% of the children were malnourished; compared to 1% in 2021
* Overweight/Obesity: 2022 -17% of the participating children were overweight; compared to only 15% in 2021
Some of the assumptions: parents having to go to work and leaving children with siblings or others; consumption of processed products and sweets; food support of the school program has continued but in many cases foods have been used for the whole family

This year we will again be able to put more emphasis on the educational workshops with parents and the teachers focusing on how the types of foods consumed impact the overall health and development of their young children. Workshops will raise awareness among parents about the importance of feeding their children, motivate the teacher to continue raising awareness among parents about nutritional value of food and hygiene habits.

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Early Education Centers 2022-52b
Communities: Aqua Azul, Pampa de Sequez
Funded by: Caffe Ibis and Cafe Femenino Foundation
Early Education Center Project in Northern Peru reaches 230 children in the regions of Lambayeque, Cajamarca, Amazonas in Fifteen (15) Communities: General Information: 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 15 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 educational, grooming and hygiene, supplies for Covid prevention materials as well as basic food supplies and first aid kits needed for each early education centers. The centers will receive needed supplies such as facemasks, hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, wash clothes, crayons, books, paper, glue, mats for the floor where the children sit and play, as well as jackets and polo shirts depending on the climate. Desired Results of this Program: To contribute to the improvement 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. Pandemic Impact on Early Education Centers:

After two years of virtual classes and a year, like the present, where the children still no not return to classes in their entirety because the infrastructure of the schools is deteriorated by abandonment of two year and by the effects of rain have taken a toll on some school structures. These two years of the pandemic, no yet overcome, has meant a delay in training of the children because parents are not prepared for virtual classes nor are they able to teach their children. The children ages 3-5 require trained, skilled teachers. With this pandemic, although the rural communities have been the least affected by incidents of Covid-19, it has been the most affected in access to basic services and technology that allows children to continue their capacity building.

During the past two year the rural population has taken refuge on their farms with their focus on tending to their coffee and other crops and not providing the necessary daily well-balanced meals for their children leaving the children to eat food available that are high in carbohydrates.
The Weight & Height Data Report Summary:
* Normal Nutritional Status: 2022 - 81% of the children were within the Normal Range; compared to 84% in 2021;
* Malnutrition Status: 2022 - 2% of the children were malnourished; compared to 1% in 2021
* Overweight/Obesity: 2022 -17% of the participating children were overweight; compared to only 15% in 2021
Some of the assumptions: parents having to go to work and leaving children with siblings or others; consumption of processed products and sweets; food support of the school program has continued but in many cases foods have been used for the whole family

This year we will again be able to put more emphasis on the educational workshops with parents and the teachers focusing on how the types of foods consumed impact the overall health and development of their young children. Workshops will raise awareness among parents about the importance of feeding their children, motivate the teacher to continue raising awareness among parents about nutritional value of food and hygiene habits.

 

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Early Education Centers 2022-52c
Communities: Nueva York, El Ron, Roblepampa, San Antonio
Funded by: Shuswap Coffee and Sally Sears
Early Education Center Project in Northern Peru reaches 230 children in the regions of Lambayeque, Cajamarca, Amazonas in Fifteen (15) Communities: General Information: 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 15 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 educational, grooming and hygiene, supplies for Covid prevention materials as well as basic food supplies and first aid kits needed for each early education centers. The centers will receive needed supplies such as facemasks, hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, wash clothes, crayons, books, paper, glue, mats for the floor where the children sit and play, as well as jackets and polo shirts depending on the climate. Desired Results of this Program: To contribute to the improvement 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. Pandemic Impact on Early Education Centers:

After two years of virtual classes and a year, like the present, where the children still no not return to classes in their entirety because the infrastructure of the schools is deteriorated by abandonment of two year and by the effects of rain have taken a toll on some school structures. These two years of the pandemic, no yet overcome, has meant a delay in training of the children because parents are not prepared for virtual classes nor are they able to teach their children. The children ages 3-5 require trained, skilled teachers. With this pandemic, although the rural communities have been the least affected by incidents of Covid-19, it has been the most affected in access to basic services and technology that allows children to continue their capacity building.

During the past two year the rural population has taken refuge on their farms with their focus on tending to their coffee and other crops and not providing the necessary daily well-balanced meals for their children leaving the children to eat food available that are high in carbohydrates.
The Weight & Height Data Report Summary:
* Normal Nutritional Status: 2022 - 81% of the children were within the Normal Range; compared to 84% in 2021;
* Malnutrition Status: 2022 - 2% of the children were malnourished; compared to 1% in 2021
* Overweight/Obesity: 2022 -17% of the participating children were overweight; compared to only 15% in 2021
Some of the assumptions: parents having to go to work and leaving children with siblings or others; consumption of processed products and sweets; food support of the school program has continued but in many cases foods have been used for the whole family

This year we will again be able to put more emphasis on the educational workshops with parents and the teachers focusing on how the types of foods consumed impact the overall health and development of their young children. Workshops will raise awareness among parents about the importance of feeding their children, motivate the teacher to continue raising awareness among parents about nutritional value of food and hygiene habits.

 

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Beekeeping Project 2022-53
Community: Murojaga
Funded by: Rappanannock-Fredericksburg Rotary 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 ten (10) 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. This project will provide additional income for ten (10) families in the four community of Murojaga.
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