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2020 – 2021 Grants

Cafe Femenino Foundation Grants

The Café Femenino Foundation is a non-profit organization working to enhance the lives of women and families in coffee producing communities by providing grants and support to worthy programs and projects. Donations are an integral part of our success.

We appreciate your interest in the grants available for sponsorship and welcome your contribution to making a difference in the lives of women and their families.

We are in the process of accepting 2020/2021 grant applications and adding them to our website. Please check back often to see the 2020/2021 grants available or contact Marilyn or by phone 360.909.8671 for an update.

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Grant # Country/Community Grant Name Amount More
2020-04
Adopted by: Alpen Sierra Coffee Roasters
Peru – Lambayeque-Kanaris
Community of Chinama
Casa Cafe Femenino Community Center & Safe Shelter $4,025
Grant Description:

(photos of the start of this project)
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.
2020-05
Funded by: DR Wakefield Full Circle and Cafe Femenino Foundation
Peru – Lambayeque
Communities of Villarumi, San Jose Huanama, Huanama and La Cria
Beekeeping Project $4,025
Beekeeping Project Description:

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.(photos from previous beekeeping project)
2020-06
Funded by: Grounds for Change and 23 Degrees Coffee
Peru – Lambayeque-Salas
Community of San Jose Huanama
Water Reservoir $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-07
Funded by: Jasper Coffee
Peru – Amazonas-Utcubamba
Community of Lonya Grande
Wet Mill Infrustructure Improvement $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-08
Adopted by: Maggie Chang
Peru – Lambayeque-Salas
Community of Tallapampa
Irrigation System $3,450
Grant Description:

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.

2020-09 Peru – Lambayeque - District of Kanaris
Community of Machucara
Water Reservoir for Irrigation $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

Project goals are to improve the efficiency of the irrigation system providing water to land of the four families; improve their water and crop resource management, improve their crop productivity (coffee, fruit trees, vegetables, etc.(, as well as improve their family incomes and decrease dependency on outside foods.

2020-10 Peru – Lambayeque-District of Kanaria
Community of Hierba Buena
Wet Mill Infrustructure Improvement $4,025
Grant Description:

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 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 and solar dryers.

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.

2020-11 Peru
La Cria
Wet Mill Infrustructure Improvement $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-12 Peru
Santa Rosa-Espinal
Wet Mill Infrustructure Improvement $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-13 Peru
Gran Vilaya-Virgen de Fatima
Wet Mill Infrustructure Improvement $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-14 Peru
Agua Azul, Montaña de Sequez y Limoncito
Wet Mill Infrustructure Improvement $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-15 Peru
Pampa de Sequez y La Laja
Wet Mill Infrustructure Improvement $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-16
Funded by: Sally’s Caffe Ibis
Peru
Corral de Piedra
Construction of Coffee Warehouse $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-17 Peru - Lonya Grande
San Isidro
Beekeeping Project $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-18 Peru
Villarumi, La Cria, Huanama, San Jose Huanama y Pampa Hermosa
Essential Supplies Store Micro Loan $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-19 Peru - Amazonas
Vista Hermosa
Wet Mill Infrustructure Improvement $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-20 Peru - ASPROAGRO
La Cria
Irrigation Sprinkler System $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-21 Peru - Lambayeque
Maiz Blanco & Cruz de Piedra, Tallapampa
Water Irrigation System $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-22 Peru - Lambayeque
Pampa Verde-Penachi
Water Reservoir for Irrigation $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-23 Peru
Penachi, Tallapampa, Caracha
Waste Management-Recycle Program $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-24
Adopted by: Caffe Ibis
Peru - Lambayeque
Corral de Piedra
Waste Management-Recycle Program $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2020-25 Peru - Lambayeque
Huamboya, Nueva York, Romblapampa
Small Animal Breeding Program (chickens/guinea pigs) $4,025
Grant Description:

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 of 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 and kiwicha and vegetables, as well as the small breeding animal program that encourages the consumption of protein and 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.

2020-26 Peru - Lambayeque
Kerguer, Penachi
Small Animal Breeding Program (chickens/guinea pigs) $4,025
Grant Description:

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 of 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 and kiwicha and vegetables, as well as the small breeding animal program that encourages the consumption of protein and 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.

2020-27 Peru - Lambayeque
Pampa Verde, Murojaga
Small Animal Breeding Program (chickens/guinea pigs) $4,025
Grant Description:

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 of 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 and kiwicha and vegetables, as well as the small breeding animal program that encourages the consumption of protein and 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.

2020-28 Peru - Amazonas
San Antonio
Small Animal Breeding Program (chickens/guinea pigs) $4,025
Grant Description:

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 of 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 and kiwicha and vegetables, as well as the small breeding animal program that encourages the consumption of protein and 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.

2020-29 Peru - Amazonas
Cococho, Guadalupe
Small Animal Breeding Program (chickens/guinea pigs) $4,025
Grant Description:

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 of 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 and kiwicha and vegetables, as well as the small breeding animal program that encourages the consumption of protein and 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.

2020-30 Peru
Lambayeque, Cajamarca, Amazonas 15 Communities
Early Education Centers (15) $12,076
Grant Description:

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.

2020-50 Guatemala - NAHUALA
Pasac Caerio Solola
Second Crop – Plant & Harvest Bean $3,833
Grant Description:

To encourage entrepreneurship and improve the family income they have put together plans to plant and harvest beans. Beans are a good source of protein, but also strengthen their economy as the women and families produce more food. The beans can be planted on the plot of land and produces at 3 months. The beans can be consumed by the family, as well as be sold to provide additional income for the family.

This new project is planned as a cost-share: the grant will fund the cost of the bean seeds and the fertilizers; the Cooperative will provide funding for the training workshop materials and the labor to plant and harvest the beans will be provided by the Cooperative Associates.

2020-51 Guatemala - NAHUALA
Pasac Caerio Solola
Kitchen Stove Improvements - Smokeless Firepit $4,293
Grant Description:

In Guatemala the women spend about 6 hours a day cooking and making tortillas, beans and other foods for their families using a griddle on an open-fire. They are constantly inhaling the pollutants emitted by the burning firewood causing respiratory disease and, in some cases, death. This grant will provide kitchens designed with a combustion chamber that will ventilate smoke out of the kitchen area, the reinforced iron plate and the fireplace is designed with a surface large enough for them make the tortillas and hold several pots. With proper maintenance, the new kitchen will produce less or no smoke and use less wood, reducing the use of natural resources.

The grant funds will cover the cost of the purchasing 100 iron plates for the kitchen upgrades and the smokeless chimneys. The Cooperative of Nahuala will purchase materials and beneficiary will provide the labor to install the kitchen upgrade.

2020-52 Guatemala - NAHUALA
Pasac Caerio Solola
Biofabrica Coordinator Salary $4,600
Grant Description:

The Cooperative provides technical assistance to it’s members, especially the women who are working their land without the assistance of their father or husband, making sure that they have the knowledge and organic products needed to use on their coffee plots. They currently produce more than eight hundred liters of fertilizers in their Biofactory. They support the women with the use of liquid fertilizers for the control of diseases of theircrops, the women are very involved in the agronomic issues allowing them to have good production now and in the future and ensuring the well-being of their health and they are taking care of the environment by not using chemicals. This program also suppors the training of young people, women in different communities, always considering the well-being of their families and not losing the quality of their products.

The Biofactory has been indispensable in the organization since the have had the organic certification and they are requesting the funds to provide the salary for the Biofactory coordinator that works with the women supporting them with training and fertilizers allowing them to produce the quality products and not lose their organic certification.

2020-53 Guatemala - NAHUALA
Pasac Caerio Solola
Worm Fertilizer Farming Project $3,833
Grant Description:

Improve the ongoing producation of organic biofertilizers by increasing the number of worm fertilizer farms to increase the organic liquid and solid fertilizers they harvest to control pests and disease such as coffee rust, fertilizers for flowers as well as fertilizers for growth. Project is taking place on the partner's organic farms. Goal is to produce more organic worm-fertilizer to improve the quality of their organic coffee, vegetables and other plants. This grant will purchase worms and worm compost, as well as pay for project manager to harvest the fertilizer every three months.

2020-54 Guatemala - NAHUALA
Pasac Caerio Solola
Technology Equipment for Education $4,293
Grant Description:

Due to the pandemic the suspension of education has affected a lot of the students and families in the area. Many of the young people do not have access to a smart cell phone, much less a tablet, in which to connect to their teachers, get assignments and stay connected to their instructors due to economic situation of the parents. They don’t have the financial resources to purchase the cell phones and/or tablets needed by the students.

This project will purchase 23 tablets for students to use; the space will be given by the organization and they will organize the students into groups and will provide the Internet resources so the students can work. As an organization they have a vision of purchasing the technological resources needed, the library will be scheduled so that small groups of students can access the equipment and stay current on their studies. This is a cost-sharing project and they are asking only for the cost of purchasing the 23 tablets.

2020-55 Guatemala - NAHUALA
Pasac Caerio Solola
Medicinal Plant Gardens & Workshops $4,600
Grant Description:

As a group the women are requesting support for this project what will enhance their knowledge of natural medicine that can save the lives of their family members and members of the community. The experts on medicinal knowledge, including the Ministry of Healthy, will start by educating the women on the plants and how the plants were used by their ancestors, They will be taught how to plant and care for the medicinal plants in their homes, as well as the healing uses of each plant.

Some of the plants to be grown will be ginger, aloe vera, chamomile, verbena, etc. 75 women, including the young women, will benefit from these workshops and seeds/plants. The information will be shared with the young in order to share the knowledge of their ancestors.

2020-56 Guatemala - NAHUALA
Pasac Caerio Solola
Oyster Mushroom Production Project $3,450
Grant Description:

The cultivation and sale of oyster mushrooms has proven to be an excellent opportunity for the women coffee producers to provide the, much needed, additional income for their children and families. There are 135 active women in the organization and the additional resources are needed to expand the project to 75 more women; each woman would be given seven pounds of seeds to start the oyster mushroom production.
The mushrooms will be produced for their own use and also sold generating additional income, as well as contribute to reducing malnutrition in the children in their communities. Funds will be used to purchase the oyster mushrooms seeds, materials needed for the production of the mushrooms and the other supplies needed to successful grown and harvest the oyster mushrooms.

2020-66
Funded by: Tchibo Coffee
Guatemala - ASOBAGRI
Access to water & Family Food Security $6,095
Grant Description:

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.

2020-67
Funded by: Tchibo Coffee
Guatemala - ASOBAGRI
Construction of Family Wet Mill Beneficios $2,875
Grant Description:

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.

2020-68
Funded by: Tchibo Coffee
Guatemala - ASOBAGRI
Coffee Drying Beds $2,645
Grant Description:

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.

2020-75 Colombia - Corsurca
Cauca, central and southern region
Replacing Unhealthy Kitchens $5,175
Grant Description:

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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