WE PROVIDE TRAINING AND MARKET ACCESS TO SMALLHOLDER WOMEN COFFEE PRODUCERS.
After being treated with a bone tumor in 2015, Ericka and her family considered selling their coffee farm to pay for her medical costs. She was barely making enough income from coffee farming to pay for her treatment, let alone the costs of managing a coffee farm.
Ericka is one of 11 million smallholder women who depend on coffee for their livelihoods, yet find limited resources and capital, while facing gender based discrimination.
We train smallholder women like Ericka so that they can learn how to produce, process, roast and understand the quality of their own coffee.
Ericka has learned the skills to de-pulp, wash, dry and prepare the final bag of coffee in her own farm.
Ericka created a financial plan and budget to gradually revive her coffee business.
Ericka's youngest daughter, Tatiana, hopes to continue her family's coffee business.