Doubling Income for the Poorest Farmers in Peru

by The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development
Doubling Income for the Poorest Farmers in Peru
Doubling Income for the Poorest Farmers in Peru
Doubling Income for the Poorest Farmers in Peru
Doubling Income for the Poorest Farmers in Peru
Doubling Income for the Poorest Farmers in Peru
Doubling Income for the Poorest Farmers in Peru

Saludos AASD family!

Thanks in part to supporters like you all, we are well on our way to achieving our goals with coffee farmers in the Mapacho River Basin. The last few months have been incredibly eventful for us, as we were able to implement the third and final fertilization campaign before the coffee harvest begins in April. We expect to see major impacts on the health of the soils and the plants, as well as this year's harvest. As always, we believe that the well-being of our organization and of these communities begins in the soils; improved quantity and quality in coffee is the evidence of a project well-implemented. These improvements in coffee lead to increases in incomes which give farmers the freedom to invest in improving livelihoods however they see fit. Fortunately for the AASD, we are working with farmers who have truly taken this pholosophy to heart and taken ownership in the project by working hard to implement our ideas and expand their own.

Not only will we see improvements in production this year, but the price that this project's farmers receive for coffee is rising as well! Good Folks Coffee in Louisville and Orleans Coffee in New Orleans bought directly from the farmers and this project, and Good Folks already has it available for purchase on their website. If you would like to see the product that your donations here help create, consider buying a bag or two at the link below. Also, be on the lookout for an update from us when Orleans' roast becomes available.

Last but by no means least, we are growing the project! Each day, more farmers express interest in taking part in the project, but we lack the funds to include all who are interested. We've even taken the first steps to increasing farmer ownership in the project through the creation of a new coffee coop. Help us reach more by donating to this project! We are closer than ever to creating the impact needed to create sustainable ans self-reliant coffee farming communities!

As always, thanks to all of you and we look forward to the places projects like these can take Peruvian coffee growing communites.

- The AASD Team


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Hello Coffee Fanatics!

As seasons change, we are working year-round with coffee farmers. August was a big month of buying our first round of coffee beans from the coffee farmers. We will be selling their green coffee beans to roasters for a more than fair-trade price which will be the start of improving the economic situation of the coffee farmers. Right now is the beginning of the new season which means that it is an important time to be addressing the health of the soil so that the coffee plants can thrive for the next harvest. This step will be crucial for long-term results. We are taking everything one step at a time while we are hoping to scale up the project to reach our goal of doubling income for these farmers. 

Along with buying coffee from farmers, we also are starting our own sister brand of the AASD called Café Orígenes. This brand is specific to our coffee project that will enable us to expand our outreach to impact coffee farmers that need support. We hope to learn and grow each year into Café Orígenes to see real results in the livelihoods of the farmers we work with. Learn more about what we are doing with Café Orígenes on our youtube channel. Additionally you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram to start receiving the most recent updates on our Café Orígenes journey.

 

This is only the beginning! 
The AASD team

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Hello GlobalGiving Family!

There are so many updates for this new exciting proect as it presents us with many opportunities and collaborations... all with the end goal of improving the livelihoods of coffee farmers. 

First, we have to say that this project wouldn't have even been started without the pandemic as a catalyst. As an agriculture organization, we like to look at it with the perspective of the pandemic being the manure for fertile soil and something new (the coffee project) born. 

During the last year, we are exploring different ways to continue to support farmers and this project slowly evolved over the months while we were building relationships with coffee farmers, listening to their stories, and evaluating how we can truly assist in the full potential of these amazing farmers. They are so deserving of doubling their income and more. 

Since we started this new initative, we have been able to see how much this project is needed for these farmers in extremely remote places of the Mapacho Basin in Peru. Last month in May, we received exciting news that we are receiving even more support with this coffee initiative. Not only are we going to be helping the farmers with the production side and combating the Coffee Leaf Rust disease but we will also sell their green bean cofee to coffee roasters and buyers. That's right, we are dipping our toes in the coffee world. Bringing together buyers and roasters that are in alignment with our mission, vision, and purpose. 

This first year, we are learning the ropes, buying sacks of green beans, and seeing how we can create a foundation in the coffee business for many years to come. Your support through this new initiative is doing so much! We can't wait to see where this coffee journey takes us and the coffee farmers. 

It's only the beginning!

Sending so much gratitiude, 

The Andean Alliance team

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The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

Location: Marshall, MI - USA
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Aaron Ebner
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