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2021 – 2022 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 2021/2022 grant applications and adding them to our website. Please check back often to see the 2021/2022 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
2021-01a
Adopted by: Saw Dog Coffee
Peru - Amazonas
Communities of Nueva York, Gramalote, Roblepampa, San Antonio
Early Education Centers $3,450
Grant Description:

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 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 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.0

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: 2021 - 84% of the children were within the Normal Range; compared to 95% in 2020;
* Malnutrition Status: 2021 - 1% of the children were malnourished; compared to 2% in 2020
* Overweight/Obesity: 2021 -15% of the participating children were overweight; compared to only 2% in 2020

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

Fact: the child population continues to decrease: 2019 – 236 children; 202 – 236 children; 2021 – 184 children due to the fear of the contagion the children are sent to classes or the parents have gone out to work outside and parents have entrusted children to grandparents or other relatives. 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 teach to continue raising awareness among parents abut nutritional value of food and hygiene habits.

2021-01b
Funded by: Silver Bridge Coffee
Peru - Cajamarca
Communities of Agua Azul, Pampa de Sequez
Early Education Centers $2,300
Grant Description:

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 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 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: 2021 - 84% of the children were within the Normal Range; compared to 95% in 2020;
* Malnutrition Status: 2021 - 1% of the children were malnourished; compared to 2% in 2020
* Overweight/Obesity: 2021 -15% of the participating children were overweight; compared to only 2% in 2020

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

Fact: the child population continues to decrease: 2019 – 236 children; 202 – 236 children; 2021 – 184 children due to the fear of the contagion the children are sent to classes or the parents have gone out to work outside and parents have entrusted children to grandparents or other relatives.
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 teach to continue raising awareness among parents abut nutritional value of food and hygiene habits

2021-01c
Funded by: Silver Bridge Coffee
Peru - Lambayeque
Communities of Machucara, Cruz de Mayo, La Cria Huanama, San Jos Huanama, Villarumi, Pampa Hermosa, Murujaga, Tallapampa, Huacapampa
Early Education Centers $10,350
Grant Description:

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 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 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: 2021 - 84% of the children were within the Normal Range; compared to 95% in 2020;
* Malnutrition Status: 2021 - 1% of the children were malnourished; compared to 2% in 2020
* Overweight/Obesity: 2021 -15% of the participating children were overweight; compared to only 2% in 2020

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

Fact: the child population continues to decrease: 2019 – 236 children; 202 – 236 children; 2021 – 184 children due to the fear of the contagion the children are sent to classes or the parents have gone out to work outside and parents have entrusted children to grandparents or other relatives.
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 teach to continue raising awareness among parents abut nutritional value of food and hygiene habits.

2021-01d
Funded by: Alpen Sierra Coffee Roasters
Peru - Amazonas
Community of San Antonio
Early Education Centers $1,150
Grant Description:

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 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 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: 2021 - 84% of the children were within the Normal Range; compared to 95% in 2020;
* Malnutrition Status: 2021 - 1% of the children were malnourished; compared to 2% in 2020
* Overweight/Obesity: 2021 -15% of the participating children were overweight; compared to only 2% in 2020

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

Fact: the child population continues to decrease: 2019 – 236 children; 202 – 236 children; 2021 – 184 children due to the fear of the contagion the children are sent to classes or the parents have gone out to work outside and parents have entrusted children to grandparents or other relatives. 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 teach to continue raising awareness among parents abut nutritional value of food and hygiene habits.

2021-02
Funded by: Kerry
Peru
Community of Pampa de Sequez (Cajamarca) & San Antonio (Amazonas)
Young Adult Product Development & Management Training $17,250
Grant Description:

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.

The Project, Young Adult Product Development and Management Training, will be a meeting place for training and exchange of experiences aimed at rural young adults between 15-35 years old who wish to progress and be leaders in the development of their community.

This is a 3-year program, with attendance at classes 4 days a month. It will seek to encourage young people to achieve an approval grade and present progress in the implementation of organic farming techniques on their plot. The modules will have cross-cutting themes covering gender equity, rights and duties, empowerment (motivation).

Training Modules:
I Associativity and Articulation Module
II Organic Agriculture
III Organic and Social Certification
IV Market Access
V Financial Education

The incentives will be in money, materials and access to funds to share outlined and approved by participating students at the beginning of the year.

The program will be offered to qualified applicants in Montana de Sequez and Pampa de Sequez (Cajamarca) and Nueva York and San Antonio (Amazonas).
Funds will be used for travel expenses and training materials for facilitators of the topics of each module, fees of a specialist to give a lecture for each module, travel expenses to participate in fairs, materials, tools and supplies for field practices.

2021-03 Peru- Lambayeque
Communities of Chilcal- Kañaris
Construction of Irrigation 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.

2021-04 Peru- Lambayeque
Community of Murojaga - Salas
Construction of Irrigation 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.

2021-05
Funded by: Sally F Sears
Peru - Amazonas
Communities of Virgen de Fatima & Guadalupe
Raising Pigs $4,025
Grant Description:

This project will enhance food security by diversifying the consumption of proteins and generating additional income for the family by raising pigs for consuption as well as growing grains and vegetables. Since the pandemic it has become increasingly more important to value the local production and promotion of crops and raising animals to improve the family diet and income. The addition of protein to the diet will reduce the problem of malnutrition in children that exists in the communities.

These funds will be used to provide a training workshop on the nutritional value of adding the protein to the daily diet, how to care for and breed pigs and the delivery two piglets to per family (17 women) to the families in Virgen de Fatima.

2021-06 Peru - Cajamarca
Community of Cochalan; District of La Coipa
Wet Mill 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, six cement drying patios and six 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.

2021-07 Peru - Amazonas
Communities of Portachuelo- Lonya Grande
Wet Mill 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, six cement drying patios and six 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.

2021-08 Peru - Amazonas
Communities of San Isidro - Lonya Grande
Wet Mill 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, six cement drying patios and six 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.

2021-09
Adopted by: Better with a Cup of Coffee
Peru - Lamayeque
Communities of Hierba Buena, Kanaris
Wet Mill 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, six cement drying patios and six 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.

2021-10 Peru - Lambayeque
Communities of Pampa Hermosa, Kanaris
Wet Mill 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, six cement drying patios and six 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.

2021-11 Peru - Lambayeque
Communities of Santa Rosa Espinal, Kañaris
Wet Mill 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, six cement drying patios and six 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.

2021-12
Adopted by: UP Coffee Roasters
Peru - Cajamarca
La Florida
Refurbish La Florida Community Center $4,025
Grant Description:

The bamboo community center in La Florida, built more than 10 years ago, is where training meetings, association meetings, the 73 women (of the 113 members) are able to meet to discuss their problems and make plans for the future. Due to time and lack of maintenance, this building no longer provides the security needed for the development of the activities of the association.

The grant will provide the funds needed to purchase materials (bricks, cement, steel reinforcement rods) to secure the building, as well materials and knowledge needed to maintain the bamboos structure.

2021-13 Peru - Cajamarca
Communities of La Florida, Pulan, Cutervo
Breast Cancer Prevention Workshop $4,025
Grant Description:

Breast cancer is the most common first neoplasm among Peruvian women with more than 6,000 diagnoses per year. 90% of cases have a high chance of cure if detected in early stages, improving their prognosis and quality of life.
This Breast Cancer Prevention Workshop is aimed at reducing cases of breast cancer by educating the women on ways to detect the symptoms of possible breast cancer, share the basic concepts related to risk factors for developing cancer, such as genetic factors, harmful habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption, exposure to solar radiation, poor nutrition, obesity, infections and hormones. Workshop will include types of cancers and resources available in the event of a possible case.

This grant will cover costs of the self-care and self-exam materials for 100 women, medical consultation and mammography to establish a diagnosis if cancer is suspected and cost of the workshop facilitator.

2021-14 Peru - Lambayeque & Amazonas
Communities of Lonya Grande, Gran Vilaya, Bagua, El Ron
Breast Cancer Prevention Workshop $4,025
Grant Description:

Breast cancer is the most common first neoplasm among Peruvian women with more than 6,000 diagnoses per year. 90% of cases have a high chance of cure if detected in early stages, improving their prognosis and quality of life.
This Breast Cancer Prevention Workshop is aimed at reducing cases of breast cancer by educating the women on ways to detect the symptoms of possible breast cancer, share the basic concepts related to risk factors for developing cancer, such as genetic factors, harmful habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption, exposure to solar radiation, poor nutrition, obesity, infections and hormones. Workshop will include types of cancers and resources available in the event of a possible case.

This grant will cover costs of the self-care and self-exam materials for 100 women, medical consultation and mammography to establish a diagnosis if cancer is suspected and cost of the workshop facilitator.

2021-15
Adopted by: Caravan Coffee
Peru - Lambayeque
Community of Machucara
Construction of Irrigation 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.

2021-16 Peru - Kanaris
Community of Villarumi
Essential Supplies Store Micro Loan $4,025
Grant Description:

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 Villarumi.

2021-17 Peru - Amazonas First Aid Workshop & Kits $4,025
Grant Description:

The objective of this project is to implement a first aid program providing a workshop and first kit containing basic medicine, basic equipment and bandages essential to provide first aid in case of minor accidents or ailments that do not require medical attention from emergency.
The coffee-producing communities far from populated centers or cities and travel time is lengthy and costly to travel for medicines or treatments for minor accidents. This is now accentuated by the problem of the pandemic that plaques Peru and the rest of the world

The UTZ / RA certification for sustainable coffee now requires each partner to have a medicine cabinet in place. Being the only possibility for the small farm coffee producers to have a differentiated product, to compete in the market and improve their income.

Funds will be used to purchase 50 first aid kits, supplies such as alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, cotton, anti-inflammatory medications, etc., equipment such as scissors, disposable syringes, gloves, masks, etc., and bandages like elastic and gauze, surgical tape, adhesive tape, etc., and trainer for the workshop.

2021-18 Peru - Cajamarca First Aid Workshop & Kits $4,025
Grant Description:

The objective of this project is to implement a first aid program providing a workshop and first kit containing basic medicine, basic equipment and bandages essential to provide first aid in case of minor accidents or ailments that do not require medical attention from emergency.
The coffee-producing communities far from populated centers or cities and travel time is lengthy and costly to travel for medicines or treatments for minor accidents. This is now accentuated by the problem of the pandemic that plaques Peru and the rest of the world

The UTZ / RA certification for sustainable coffee now requires each partner to have a medicine cabinet in place. Being the only possibility for the small farm coffee producers to have a differentiated product, to compete in the market and improve their income.

Funds will be used to purchase 50 first aid kits, supplies such as alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, cotton, anti-inflammatory medications, etc., equipment such as scissors, disposable syringes, gloves, masks, etc., and bandages like elastic and gauze, surgical tape, adhesive tape, etc., and trainer for the workshop.

2021-19 Peru - Lambayeque First Aid Workshop & Kits $4,025
Grant Description:

The objective of this project is to implement a first aid program providing a workshop and first kit containing basic medicine, basic equipment and bandages essential to provide first aid in case of minor accidents or ailments that do not require medical attention from emergency.
The coffee-producing communities far from populated centers or cities and travel time is lengthy and costly to travel for medicines or treatments for minor accidents. This is now accentuated by the problem of the pandemic that plaques Peru and the rest of the world

The UTZ / RA certification for sustainable coffee now requires each partner to have a medicine cabinet in place. Being the only possibility for the small farm coffee producers to have a differentiated product, to compete in the market and improve their income.

Funds will be used to purchase 50 first aid kits, supplies such as alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, cotton, anti-inflammatory medications, etc., equipment such as scissors, disposable syringes, gloves, masks, etc., and bandages like elastic and gauze, surgical tape, adhesive tape, etc., and trainer for the workshop.

2021-20
Funded by: Rappahannock Fredericksburg Rotary Club
Peru - Lambayeque
Hierba Buena
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 nine (9) 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 nine (9) families in the four community of Hierba Buena.

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

2021-21 Peru - Amazonas
Guadelupe
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 nine (9) 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 nine (9) families in the four community of Guadalupe.

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.

2021-22 Peru - Cajamarca
Communities of Pampa de Sequez and La Laja
Wet Mill Infrastructure 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 so 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, six cement drying patios and six 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.

2021-23 Peru - Amazonas
Naranjos-Guadalupe
Construction of Irrigation Water Reservoir $5,175
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

2021-24 Peru - Amazonas
Honofre-Guadalupe
Construction of Irrigation Infrastructure $5,175
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.

2021-25
Funded by: Grounds For Change
Peru
Lambayeque - San Antonio
Small Breeding Animal (chickens/cuye) Program $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.

2021-27 Peru - Lambayeque
La Ramada
Construction of Irrigation 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.

2021-28
Funded by: Caffe Ibis
Peru
Lambayeque - La Cria & San Jose Huanama
Wet Mill Infrastructure 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 so 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, six cement drying patios and six 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.

2021-29 Peru - Amazonas
Guadalupe
Essential Supplies Store Micro Loan $4,025
Grant Description:

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.

2021-30 Peru
Amazonas - Vista Hermosa
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $4,025
Grant Description:

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 40 kitchen improvements (new raised cooking surfaces and ventilating the smoke to the outside), workshops on the benefits of the improved kitchen, as well as workshops on how to maintain the improved kitchens. The overall goal is to provide a safe and more smoke/soot free environment and reduce the incidences of respiratory disease in these communities.

2021-31 Peru - Cajamarca
Pulan
Cuyes $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.

2021-32 Peru
Amazonas - Guadalupe
Small Breeding Animal (chickens/cuye) Program $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.

2021-33 Peru
Region of Amazonas
Increase the Healthy Living Micro Loan $4,025
Grant Description:

As a result of the earthquake that shook Peru in November 2021 many of the homes suffered cracks and some walls fell creating an immediate need to increase the healthy living funds that work as a revolving fund. The women apply for a small loan and return the funds when they sell their coffee. This request will increase the funds that already exist in the Healthy Living Micro Loan funds.

This fund was set up to provide resources for the women to improve three rooms in their house: kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. This takes into account that these three spaces contribute to the health and well-being of the family by improving comfort and livability. There are usually deficiencies in the bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms of houses in the rural communities. Often you find deterioration in the infrastructure, cracks in the walls, deterioration in the ceilings and floors.

This project communicates the importance of improving housing in the quality of life of the family by facilitating the installation of bathrooms, improving the environment of the kitchen and bedroom through the placement of floors, repairing the walls and ventilation in the kitchen area.

2021-34 Peru - Salas Lambayeque
Community of Araumajada y La Ramada
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,150
Grant Description:

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 10 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.

2021-35 Peru - Salas Lambayeque
Community of Hualanga
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,150
Grant Description:

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 10 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.

2021-36 Peru - Salas Lambayeque
Community of Penachi
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,150
Grant Description:

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 10 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.

2021-37 Peru - Salas Lambayeque
Community of Kerguer
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,725
Grant Description:

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

2021-38 Peru - Salas Lambayeque
Community of Tallapampa
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,725
Grant Description:

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.

2021-39 Peru - Salas Lambayeque
Community of Murojaga
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,150
Grant Description:

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 10 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.

2021-40 Peru - Kanaris Lambayeque
Community of Hierba Buena
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,725
Grant Description:

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.

2021-41 Peru - Kanaris Lambayeque
Community of Machucara
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,725
Grant Description:

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.

2021-42 Peru - Kanaris Lambayeque
Community of Santa Rosa Espinal
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,725
Grant Description:

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.

2021-43 Peru - Kanaris Lambayeque
Community of Alcanfor
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,150
Grant Description:

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 10 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.

2021-44
Funded by: Joe Van Gogh Coffee
Peru - Kanaris Lambayeque
Community of Illambe
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,150
Grant Description:

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 10 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.

2021-45
Funded by: Joe Van Gogh Coffee
Peru - Kanaris Lambayeque
Community of Pandachi
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,150
Grant Description:

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 10 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.

2021-46 Peru - Kanaris Lambayeque
Community of Huacapampa
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,725
Grant Description:

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.

2021-47 Peru - Kanaris Lambayeque
Community of Shin Shin
Kitchens: Raised Cooking Surfaces & Ventalation $1,725
Grant Description:

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.

2021-48
Funded by: Bewley's
Peru
Regions of Lambayeque, Cajamarca & Amazonas
Women's Empowerment and Leadership Workshops $10,500
Grant Description:

This project aims to further empower the women coffee producers in Peru as they know more about their rights, develop their skills and talents, as well as learn production and management abilities that allow more women to actively participate in decision-making.

Workshops will be held in sever community centers that allow us to bring together the leaders of the regions of Lambayeque, Cajamarca and Amazonas. Workshops will cover content such as self-esteem, gender focus, leadership, cooperation and solidarity, teamwork, conflict management, sustainable local development objectives, communication and assertiveness, technical-productive management.
Background Information:
The trend in the world is towards the revaluation of women, the same that through recent decades has been gaining traction in both the labor, social, economic and political aspects. The Café Femenino initiative has been contributing by allowing its members access to land ownership and the market. For the women to register in the association they need to prove the ownership of the farm to participate in the Specialty Coffee Program and their product must be separated throughout the process: it is harvested separately, taken to the collection centers, then to the central warehouse in bags marked with their name/information. It is also processed separately, packaged and exported under the brand of Café Femenino. The payment for the product delivered to the organization is made directly to the women, as well as any other incentives and they, the women, decide on what and how to use it.

Although progress has been made in making evident the economic contribution of the women to the economy of the family and the community, women’s access to decision-making roles within the organization is still slow. 52% of the members of the CECANOR organization are women, but the percentage is not reflected in the Assembly of Delegates, on the Boards of Directors and the specialized committees. These workshops are aimed at building the knowledge and skills needed to encourage the women to strive to take on the leadership positions within their cooperatives, the community and family.

2021-49 Peru - Cajamarca
Community of Agua Azul
Drinking Water Storage Containers & Tanks $4,025
Grant Description:

Coming Soon.

2021-50
Funded by: Ampersand Coffee
Peru
Region of Cajamarca
School Supplies Micro Loan $2,875
Grant Description:

Coming Soon.

2021-51 Peru
Region of Lambayeque
School Supplies Micro Loan $2,875
Grant Description:

Coming Soon.

2021-52 Peru
Region of Amazonas
School Supplies Micro Loan $2,875
Grant Description:

Coming Soon.

2021-53
Funded by: Sally F Sears
Peru
Community of Murojaga
Scholarship for Saira $2,000
Grant Description:

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).

2021-54
Funded by: Grounds for Change
Peru
Amazonas
Agricultural Tools Micro Loan Fund $4,025
Grant Description:

The shortage of labor has created a situation whereby activities such as weeding or cleaning the farm are not being done in a timely manner, delaying the crop and its productive potential. Currently, the weeding and weed control producers do with machete, taking 20 days to get the weeds out on a hectare, with the use of chaleadora (weed eater) or scythe, the time that a producer would require is 8 to 10 days, reducing costs and time needed to complete the weeding process.
In the Amazon region, the rains are non-stop which facilitates the growth of weeds, there are times when weed control has to be done monthly with the use of the machete.
When weeds are not removed in a timely manner, coffee growth is delayed, especially in the first two years, leading to delayed harvesting and loss of income for the family. Also, weeds can bring insects, pets, pathogens for cultivation causing an estimated 15 to 20% loss of income.
This would be setup as a micro loan allowing producers to have access to funds for the chaleardora (weed eater) or scythe now with a commitment to repay the loan at harvest time, not to exceed two harvests. In this way, other families will benefit on a rotating basis.
An administrative committee will manage the funds by reviewing producer applications and making funding decisions and follow-up to make sure the funds are repaid within the two-harvest timeframe.

2021-69 Peru
Regions of Lambayeque, Cajamarca, Amazonas
La Chocolatada $6,000
Grant Description:

During the holiday season children in Peru are treated to a Peruvian Tradition of La Chocolatada. La Chocolatada is a celebration where the children enjoy hot chocolate, Panettone bread, gift of a t-shirt or other small items. La Chocolatada celebrations are often funded by churches or service organizations in the city of Chiclayo and delivered to communities close to the city. However, it is not easy to travel 4-14 hours by truck to the remote coffee producing communities. Therefore, the children had often been overlooked until we started providing funds so that the children, young and old, can enjoy the gift of La Chocolatada as well. Last year over 550 children in 26 communities in Northern Peru received hot chocolate, Panettone bread, t-shirts, masks, hand sanitizer lanyards, as well as a bag of food staples for the family. Each December the Café Femenino Foundation travels to Peru to deliver La Chocolatada and celebrate with as many communities as we can during 10-14 days.

Funding for La Chocolatada will help bring joy and SMILES to the children of Northern Peru. There are four suggested donation options outlined on our website: https://cffoundation.org/cff-events/a-coffee-childs-christmas/

Donation funds are used to purchase the hot chocolate, Panettone bread, t-shirts and food supplies for the families. Donations received over the requested $6,000 will be sent specifically for food supplies for the families.

2021-70 Guatemala
Communities of Santa Maria Nebaj & San Juan Cotzal
Hurricane Recovery: Organically Replenish Soil and Restore Coffee Crops $5,200
Grant Description:

In November, 2020, coffee and other crops suffered damage from Hurricanes ETA and IOTA, causing water erosion in the soil, landslides and infertility in the soil making it necessary to organically replenish the soil and nourish the coffee plant. There were 15,530 hectares of coffee affected by hurricanes, landslides and low land fertility causing low productivity.

The objective of the project is to replenish the soil with organic compost and raw materials, as well as provide funds for new seed beds and materials needed to help these women coffee producers maintain their organic certifications and recover their coffee crops damages by the hurricanes.

Funding this project will directly benefit 20 women from the Ixil communities of two municipalities, Santa Maria Nebaj and San Juan Cotzal. Indirectly, 20 families that are the family nucleus of the 20 producers will benefit, with a total of 100 people benefiting indirectly.

2021-80 Colombia - COSURCA 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.

2021-90
Adopted by: Bulfinch Coffee Roasters
Brazil
Childcare Learning-Play Area $1,350
Grant Description:

The women coffee producers are unable to attend educational workshops and cooperative planning meetings because they don’t have care for their children. This grant will provide funding to setup an area where their children can play and learn while the parents are attending meetings and workshops.

In Brazil, with the young people are leaving the rural areas there is concern about who will do the work in the fields over time. While the world population grows exponentially, on the side of food/coffee production there is a group that is aging and without anyone to take on the family activities. This is an issue that needs to be discussed within the cooperative, since education is the pillar that supports the base of the cooperative and it is through education that we share information and create change. To do this, they propose an environment conducive to receiving children ages 3-12 with activities for play and learning that will allow their parents the time and opportunity to work together to address the issues and plan for their future and the future of their children and the community. They intend to bring more women to the meetings, since some of them cannot participate now because they have small children, working to create empowerment and leadership opportunities for the women.

With these funds they will purchase playroom materials such as interactive games, building blocks, tables and chairs, provide daycare teacher/worker during the meetings, They will have workshops on the 3 Rs (Reduce, Recycle and Reuse) and Rural Identity: working on how children understand their rural environment, as well as Plant Care workshops for the children.

2021-95 Mexico - Chiapas Training for Young Coffee Growers (15-24 years of age) $5,930
Grant Description:

This is a priority for them for three (3) reasons: It is necessary to train the next generations; to reduce the youth migration; to defend local food sovereignty. Coffee is the main income-generating crop for the families, making it necessary to help to solve some of their most pressing needs, such as the right to education, health and food. This situation makes them vulnerable when they must depend on a single crop or source of income. The cooperative is currently made up of elderly members, which makes in urgent to for a generational replacement.

This proposal focuses on creating a training plan aimed at strengthen the workforce of the young people between 15 and 24 years of age. The topics to be shared not only aim to expand knowledge about coffee culture, but also to diversify the “human plot of each of them”. The term “human plot” refers to the accumulation of knowledge acquired in different spaces of coexistence, from your family, community, educational, organizational, religious among others. The training plan aims to nourish with new knowledge and practices the “human plot” of each of the participants in different aspects such as:
* Production and cultural process of Coffee (ranging from planting, harvesting and marketing, etc.)
* Gender equity and the environment
* Human Development and Sustainability
The funds requested will be used for workshop materials such as notebooks, pens, etc., as well as vegetables & fruit seeds and food supplies and training of the children of the coffee producers (approximately 112 youth) in 14 communities; up to 20 young people will be trained per community.

 

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