The story of Café Femenino began in 2004 when women farmers from northern Peru began talking with their cooperative leaders about their desire to separate their coffee from the men’s. These female members of CECANOR felt they put more care into their production, creating a superior product and wanted to know if there might be a market for women’s coffee. CECANOR, having already established a partnership with OPTCO over the previous 10 years, collaborated with us to see how we might organize a women’s only coffee for the international marketplace. Together we developed a full social program with the goal to empower female farmers using the production and sale of their own product as the vehicle to create social change. Today the Café Femenino Program continues to have a huge impact in the daily lives of women around the world and creates greater gender equality in families, cooperatives, and communities. To find out more information about this extraordinary program, click here.
EVERY PURCHASE of Café Femenino contributes to women's initiatives in two ways:
1) 5 cents from every pound of Café Femenino sold will go back to the Café Femenino Foundation.
2) The equivalent or MORE of the above amount will be donated by O-JOE COFFEE & FOOD to a local Women's Resource Centre, such as Strathroy Women's Rural Resource Centre.
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