Internet and ICT for Coffee Growers in Colombia

by MAKAIA Vetted since 2012 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Makaia and ALO & Partners conduct this project whit the purpose of improving the livelihoods and living standards of coffee growers in remote rural areas in Colombia through the access to internet and the use of ICT tools while strengthening the chain value, improving the education opportunities for the youngsters and promoting peace-building in the region.

$12,000
total goal
$10,254
remaining
15
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Our beneficiaries are farmers and their families in remote rural Colombia who have been at the epicenter of the Colombian armed conflict for decades. They can't access to opportunities and information about their products, market, weather or better practices, are not able to share information with their peers or to keep a record about their finances. And they have to relocate in other cities or travel for long periods of time to access education.

Solution

Our solution integrates INFRASTRUCTURE + ICT ADOPTION + CHAIN VALUE DEVELOPMENT. Our project will connect the whole community to the internet (500 people). 100 farmers will improve their digital literacy and ICT adoption level. With internet we will help farmers and their families, improve their life quality and incomes, boost their productivity, learn new abilities and increase their access to information and opportunities.

Long-Term Impact

The 100 growers and their families will have access to education, services for agriculture, opportunities for subsidies, funding and institutional aid. Young people will believe in the country lifestyle again and will stop fleeing the area because their well being will increase as well as their education and communication opportunities. This project will also contribute to the peace-building process.

Resources

http:/​/​www.makaia.org

Organization Information

MAKAIA

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.makaia.org
Project Leader:
Comunicaciones MAKAIA
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
$1,746 raised of $12,000 goal
 
15 donations
$10,254 to go
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