Ethical and inclusive coffee straight to your cup!

By The Lucy Foundation

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Ethical And Inclusive Coffee Straight To Your Cup!

Project 2016-06-08 21:42:28 +1200

Coffee Project: Phase One

 

We are The Lucy Foundation: A social enterprise that empowers people with disabilities by working with local communities to promote social and economic inclusion through sustainable, profitable and ethical trade.



Why? People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world – more than one billion people. Globally, people with disabilities are less likely to be employed, have lower levels of education and have less access to adequate health care than people without disabilities.

 

Helping people with disabilities become actively involved in the social and economic life of their local community not only benefits the individual, but the whole community.



What we are doing: Developing a culture of disability inclusiveness and diversity through the end-to-end supply chain of a product; in the case of coffee, from seed to cup.

 

We are currently working with five coffee-farming families in Pluma Hidalgo, Oaxaca, a small mountainous village in the south of Mexico. Each family is affected by disability - we want to collaborate with them to create specialty coffee through disability inclusion and economic empowerment. What is even more unique about this coffee is that it comes from a rare varietal called Pluma (named after the town), which due to environmental factors, disease and a lack of sustainable practices is at risk of extinction.

To produce disability-inclusive specialty coffee in Pluma Hidalgo we need $20,000 to:

  • purchase farming equipment and resources that will restore health to their coffee plants;

  • develop innovative and accessible farming techniques that ensure people with different abilities can be involved;

  • set up a milling station where the cherries can be turned into premium beans using specialty coffee processes, ready for sale.



How we will do it: Together with a local partner community organisation, Piña Palmera, we will work with the families to increase the quality and yield of their coffee crops for export as specialty coffee to New Zealand. All family members, including those with disabilities, will be encouraged and supported to actively participate and engage in the agricultural, social and economic activities of their community and the coffee project.

 

What we need from you: To complete Phase One of the project we are fundraising for $70,000 through our social and professional networks and a fundraising event in July. However, there will still be a funding shortfall. We need $20,000 in pledges to buy the crop resources. For more information about The Lucy Foundation and the coffee project, go to:

 

www.facebook.com/thelucyfoundation

www.thelucyfoundation.com

[email protected]

 

 

Comments

Updates 5

What The Lucy Foundation has been up to over the last 12 months

29/09/2017 at 8:54 AM

Hi awesome pledgers and followers, 

 

We wanted to send you a quick update on what The Lucy Foundation was able to achieve over the last year because of your support. 

  • 6,000 litres of biofertiliser made
  • 600 litres of insect and disease treatment for the crops
  • 30+ inclusive and accessible agricultural workshops with coffee-farming families and the wider community
  • Development of a local barista training program (also delivered in sign language)
  • 10 bee hives set up
  • Three people with disabilities in paid, part-time contract work
  • First batch of Pluma coffee and cascara (coffee) tea launched in New Zealand

Our new PledgeMe campaign to start Phase 2 of The Lucy Foundation Pluma Coffee Project is now live and will run until 22 October 2017. Help us grow coffee, tea, business and impact. 

We made it!

18/07/2016 at 8:12 PM

$20,000! Thank you to everyone who has pledged and made this possible. There's still 3 hours left, so let's keep it going! Every dollar raised from now on will go towards training and employment for the families!!! 

Thank you again from all of us at The Lucy Foundation for all your support during the campaign. 

Four days to go!

14/07/2016 at 1:12 PM

 

Only four days and $4,000 to go. We're so close! Thanks again for your support, we're incredibly humbled. Please tell your friends and family about the PledgeMe campaign and together let's push this project over the line!

There are still lots of amazing rewards up for grabs, like Plant a Pluma seedling, a handmade-in-New Zealand Oaxacan tortilla press and even a Lucy Leg. Spread the word.

We've hit $13,596 in pledges!

07/07/2016 at 9:40 AM

Thanks to all you beautiful people, we’ve raised $13,596!

That means we’re more than halfway to our target: $20,000 for crop resources to make sure the families get the best coffee crop they can this harvest.

Only $6,404 to go in 11 days – help us make this happen!

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller.

Thank you wonderful pledgers!

29/06/2016 at 12:34 PM

Together we're one step closer to the dream. Disability-inclusive production and a delicious cup of coffee. We are now over the $3,000 mark and with just under three weeks to go we have a lot of work to do. So tell your friends, family and everyone you know about the project and to get online and pledge away!

    Pledgers 119

    Ian and laura bloomfield
    2016-07-17 12:33:48 +1200
    Sarah Wilkinson-Mackie
    2016-07-17 10:02:38 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-07-17 09:17:47 +1200
    Heather Georgieff
    2016-07-17 09:12:44 +1200
    Erin Francis
    2016-07-17 09:02:19 +1200

    "Giving what we can! All the best, from the family down south :)"

    Ajay R
    2016-07-17 00:45:50 +1200

    "You guys are bloody legends! "

    Alice Tolich
    2016-07-16 20:57:09 +1200
    Marion sanders
    2016-07-16 16:51:52 +1200
    Daniel Ohs
    2016-07-16 16:37:48 +1200

    "Good luck guys. Hope you get there! :)"

    Darren Ward
    2016-07-16 15:51:52 +1200

    "The easiest decision today - supporting The Lucy Foundation! Great people and a great cause!!!"

    Coffee Educators
    2016-07-16 15:49:50 +1200

    "Thank you Lucy Foundation for being the hummingbird! We purchase a seedling from each of the Coffee Educators family!"

    joanna
    2016-07-16 14:32:36 +1200
    Avnish Goyani
    2016-07-16 14:05:56 +1200

    "Keep up the good work Robbie! :)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-07-15 21:11:49 +1200
    Angela Walter
    2016-07-15 17:26:29 +1200

    "Best of luck guys."

    Bethan de Malmanche
    2016-07-15 17:22:43 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-07-15 16:04:49 +1200
    Rebekah Blakemore
    2016-07-15 13:05:13 +1200

    "Great work, good luck!!"

    Ken Francis
    2016-07-15 11:21:40 +1200
    Hannah Wium
    2016-07-15 11:16:26 +1200

    "Fantastic initiative and one we're proud to get behind. Keep up the good work!"

    Jackie de Bruin
    2016-07-15 10:22:35 +1200

    "Keep up the great work team my husband & I are very proud to be apart of this wonderful campaign."

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-07-15 09:32:45 +1200
    Hannah Flett
    2016-07-15 08:04:19 +1200

    "You guys are awesome! "

    Liesel Mitchell
    2016-07-14 22:10:37 +1200

    "So happy to support this. Brilliant work @The Lucy Foundation"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-07-14 12:30:42 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-07-14 09:27:46 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-07-14 07:32:52 +1200

    "Keep it up team! "

    Hannah Finnigan
    2016-07-13 22:13:46 +1200
    Samantha Smyrke
    2016-07-13 16:35:20 +1200
    Ben Bright
    2016-07-13 12:14:15 +1200

    Followers 3

    Followers of Ethical and inclusive coffee straight to your cup!

    Ethical And Inclusive Coffee Straight To Your Cup!

    Project 2016-06-08 21:42:28 +1200

    Coffee Project: Phase One

     

    We are The Lucy Foundation: A social enterprise that empowers people with disabilities by working with local communities to promote social and economic inclusion through sustainable, profitable and ethical trade.



    Why? People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world – more than one billion people. Globally, people with disabilities are less likely to be employed, have lower levels of education and have less access to adequate health care than people without disabilities.

     

    Helping people with disabilities become actively involved in the social and economic life of their local community not only benefits the individual, but the whole community.



    What we are doing: Developing a culture of disability inclusiveness and diversity through the end-to-end supply chain of a product; in the case of coffee, from seed to cup.

     

    We are currently working with five coffee-farming families in Pluma Hidalgo, Oaxaca, a small mountainous village in the south of Mexico. Each family is affected by disability - we want to collaborate with them to create specialty coffee through disability inclusion and economic empowerment. What is even more unique about this coffee is that it comes from a rare varietal called Pluma (named after the town), which due to environmental factors, disease and a lack of sustainable practices is at risk of extinction.

    To produce disability-inclusive specialty coffee in Pluma Hidalgo we need $20,000 to:

    • purchase farming equipment and resources that will restore health to their coffee plants;

    • develop innovative and accessible farming techniques that ensure people with different abilities can be involved;

    • set up a milling station where the cherries can be turned into premium beans using specialty coffee processes, ready for sale.



    How we will do it: Together with a local partner community organisation, Piña Palmera, we will work with the families to increase the quality and yield of their coffee crops for export as specialty coffee to New Zealand. All family members, including those with disabilities, will be encouraged and supported to actively participate and engage in the agricultural, social and economic activities of their community and the coffee project.

     

    What we need from you: To complete Phase One of the project we are fundraising for $70,000 through our social and professional networks and a fundraising event in July. However, there will still be a funding shortfall. We need $20,000 in pledges to buy the crop resources. For more information about The Lucy Foundation and the coffee project, go to:

     

    www.facebook.com/thelucyfoundation

    www.thelucyfoundation.com

    [email protected]

     

     

    Comments

    What The Lucy Foundation has been up to over the last 12 months

    29/09/2017 at 8:54 AM

    Hi awesome pledgers and followers, 

     

    We wanted to send you a quick update on what The Lucy Foundation was able to achieve over the last year because of your support. 

    • 6,000 litres of biofertiliser made
    • 600 litres of insect and disease treatment for the crops
    • 30+ inclusive and accessible agricultural workshops with coffee-farming families and the wider community
    • Development of a local barista training program (also delivered in sign language)
    • 10 bee hives set up
    • Three people with disabilities in paid, part-time contract work
    • First batch of Pluma coffee and cascara (coffee) tea launched in New Zealand

    Our new PledgeMe campaign to start Phase 2 of The Lucy Foundation Pluma Coffee Project is now live and will run until 22 October 2017. Help us grow coffee, tea, business and impact. 

    We made it!

    18/07/2016 at 8:12 PM

    $20,000! Thank you to everyone who has pledged and made this possible. There's still 3 hours left, so let's keep it going! Every dollar raised from now on will go towards training and employment for the families!!! 

    Thank you again from all of us at The Lucy Foundation for all your support during the campaign. 

    Four days to go!

    14/07/2016 at 1:12 PM

     

    Only four days and $4,000 to go. We're so close! Thanks again for your support, we're incredibly humbled. Please tell your friends and family about the PledgeMe campaign and together let's push this project over the line!

    There are still lots of amazing rewards up for grabs, like Plant a Pluma seedling, a handmade-in-New Zealand Oaxacan tortilla press and even a Lucy Leg. Spread the word.

    We've hit $13,596 in pledges!

    07/07/2016 at 9:40 AM

    Thanks to all you beautiful people, we’ve raised $13,596!

    That means we’re more than halfway to our target: $20,000 for crop resources to make sure the families get the best coffee crop they can this harvest.

    Only $6,404 to go in 11 days – help us make this happen!

    “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller.

    Thank you wonderful pledgers!

    29/06/2016 at 12:34 PM

    Together we're one step closer to the dream. Disability-inclusive production and a delicious cup of coffee. We are now over the $3,000 mark and with just under three weeks to go we have a lot of work to do. So tell your friends, family and everyone you know about the project and to get online and pledge away!

      Ian and laura bloomfield
      2016-07-17 12:33:48 +1200
      Sarah Wilkinson-Mackie
      2016-07-17 10:02:38 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-07-17 09:17:47 +1200
      Heather Georgieff
      2016-07-17 09:12:44 +1200
      Erin Francis
      2016-07-17 09:02:19 +1200

      "Giving what we can! All the best, from the family down south :)"

      Ajay R
      2016-07-17 00:45:50 +1200

      "You guys are bloody legends! "

      Alice Tolich
      2016-07-16 20:57:09 +1200
      Marion sanders
      2016-07-16 16:51:52 +1200
      Daniel Ohs
      2016-07-16 16:37:48 +1200

      "Good luck guys. Hope you get there! :)"

      Darren Ward
      2016-07-16 15:51:52 +1200

      "The easiest decision today - supporting The Lucy Foundation! Great people and a great cause!!!"

      Coffee Educators
      2016-07-16 15:49:50 +1200

      "Thank you Lucy Foundation for being the hummingbird! We purchase a seedling from each of the Coffee Educators family!"

      joanna
      2016-07-16 14:32:36 +1200
      Avnish Goyani
      2016-07-16 14:05:56 +1200

      "Keep up the good work Robbie! :)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-07-15 21:11:49 +1200
      Angela Walter
      2016-07-15 17:26:29 +1200

      "Best of luck guys."

      Bethan de Malmanche
      2016-07-15 17:22:43 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-07-15 16:04:49 +1200
      Rebekah Blakemore
      2016-07-15 13:05:13 +1200

      "Great work, good luck!!"

      Ken Francis
      2016-07-15 11:21:40 +1200
      Hannah Wium
      2016-07-15 11:16:26 +1200

      "Fantastic initiative and one we're proud to get behind. Keep up the good work!"

      Jackie de Bruin
      2016-07-15 10:22:35 +1200

      "Keep up the great work team my husband & I are very proud to be apart of this wonderful campaign."

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-07-15 09:32:45 +1200
      Hannah Flett
      2016-07-15 08:04:19 +1200

      "You guys are awesome! "

      Liesel Mitchell
      2016-07-14 22:10:37 +1200

      "So happy to support this. Brilliant work @The Lucy Foundation"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-07-14 12:30:42 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-07-14 09:27:46 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-07-14 07:32:52 +1200

      "Keep it up team! "

      Hannah Finnigan
      2016-07-13 22:13:46 +1200
      Samantha Smyrke
      2016-07-13 16:35:20 +1200
      Ben Bright
      2016-07-13 12:14:15 +1200

      Followers of Ethical and inclusive coffee straight to your cup!

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 18/07/2016 at 11:00 AM.