The Lucy Foundation Phase Two: Empowering people through inclusive and accessible business

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The Lucy Foundation Phase Two: Empowering People Through Inclusive And Accessible Business

Project 2017-09-15 09:07:14 +1200

Coffee project - Phase Two

The Lucy Foundation’s Phase Two is an expansion of our coffee project in Pluma Hidalgo, Mexico. Our vision for the project is to empower people with disabilities in the community through coffee production.

Last year, we launched a PledgeMe campaign for Phase One of the Mexico Coffee Project and thanks to the kindness of friends, family and supporters we raised $24,590. This empowered coffee farming families to adopt inclusive farming practices bringing together entire families, regardless of (dis)ability to  create specialty Pluma coffee for New Zealanders.

Our aim is to create an inclusive coffee supply chain from bean to cup. That means from the farm to export to roaster to cafe we ensure that inclusive and accessible business practices are used.

This year we were able to produce enough coffee to bring home to New Zealand to taste. Next year we want to produce enough coffee to enjoy. But we need YOUR help again. In order to increase production we need money to:

  • deliver agricultural workshops to the community (to increase the quality and yield of the plants)

  • increase coffee production (expanding our project to include more families in accessible and inclusive trade)

  • pay for day-to-day operations (keeping us going so we can continue to expand and improve the project)

  • develop a community development fund (for inclusive and accessible resources, coffee tours, bee keeping and barista training)

This project is just the beginning for The Lucy Foundation and we are proud of what we have achieved thanks to generous supporters like you. Now we want to make the coffee project bigger and better - we want to see more local families involved, regardless of (dis)ability, embrace a culture of inclusiveness and create delicious coffee.

Pluma is situated in Oaxaca, the second poorest state in Mexico - 76 per cent of the population live in extreme poverty (The Oaxaca Fund Initiative). Pluma is no exception to this, the majority of our farmers depend on income from coffee to live. The Lucy Foundation not only provides families with sustainable income to elevate them out of poverty, we work directly with the community to develop and foster business opportunities.

Phase Two is about so much more than coffee, it’s about empowering families, supporting communities, increasing income and opportunity and growth. You can help us make this happen, and grow this business model of inclusiveness, accessibility and opportunity by pledging your support to Phase Two of this project.

 

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A little update from our team in Mexico and about your rewards

28/10/2017 at 11:54 AM

TLF Mexico team planting seedlings

While our New Zealand based team have been taking a small break after reaching our fundraising target, our team on the ground in Mexico have been helping Epifanio and Fidel plant new coffeee seedlings. Yonel, a Kiwi visitor supporting the TLF Mexico crew, says, "I have a new appreciation for how coffee is cultivated. It is hard and tiring work, especially on the steep slopes. But I'm stoked to be part of it. After a long day's work all the whanau came together to share a brew and fresh bread. An amazing experience."

The New Zealand team will be working hard to get you your rewards once we will finalise all the pledges. It won't be long now! #disabilityrights #disabilityinclusion #plumacoffeeproject #plumahidalgo #mexiconewzealand #whanau #partnership #collaboration #tangatawhenua

A message from our team in Pluma Hidalgo

21/10/2017 at 6:16 PM

With just over 24 hours to go, the campaign is quickly drawing to an end. We still need to raise $5,500 before we hit our target.... but most importantly, how cute are these kids!? 

Thanks everyone for your ongoing support! Let's do this!

Robbie

Almost there! 24 hours and only $6,000 to go!

21/10/2017 at 1:17 PM

With just over 24 hours to go, the campaign is quickly drawing to an end. But we still need to raise $6,000 before we hit our target. Will we make it? Will we fall short? Only time will tell!

What you can do to help us cross the line:

- Share the campaign on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and everywhere else!
- Get your family and friends on board. Shout them a coffee and use it as an excuse to nudge them in the direction of our Pledgeme campaign.

Thanks again for sticking with us. It's only with the support of people like you, that the Pluma Coffee Project possible.

Let's do this!

Robbie
 

Only $7,500 to go

19/10/2017 at 12:20 PM

You are all amazing! Thank you for sharing our vision of an inclusive and accessible coffee supply chain. With your pledges, we can keep making this vision a reality. 

We only have 3 days left to reach our target, so please let your friends, family, colleagues, strangers in the street (then they won't be strangers) about our campaign. Every dollar counts. 

Also check out our latest newsletter, including some awesome photos of the team: http://mailchi.mp/47caf123e7bf/only-3-days-to-go-tlf-phase-two-pledgeme-update 

 

25% pledged, 8 days to go!

14/10/2017 at 1:42 PM

Yas! We've raised more than $5,000 so far! We can smell the first whiff of next season's coffee and we're pretty amped up. Thanks for supporting us to hit our target, produce more coffee and foster an inclusive coffee supply chain. 

Let's get the word out!

10/10/2017 at 10:03 PM

Thanks so much for your pledges and the support you've shown us.

We have 12 days to go and $18,000 left to raise!

Please help us spread the good word and get this project funded by sharing this campaign with your friends - it can be simple as emailing them the link or having a cup of coffee together and telling them about The Lucy Foundation and our project.

Together we can revolutionise the coffee industry - one cup of coffee at a time.

Happy Friday!

06/10/2017 at 4:50 PM

Happy Friday everyone! Thanks to everyone who has helped us fundraise $1,670 so far in our Pledge Me campaign. We appreciate your support!

 

    Pledgers 109

    Mikey Brenndorfer
    2017-10-22 08:35:27 +1300

    "Keep up the solid work! x Rom and Mikey"

    Ajay Ravindran
    2017-10-22 00:22:29 +1300

    "All the best team / buena suerte!"

    Rachael Horne
    2017-10-21 21:44:58 +1300

    "Good luck!"

    Junko Asaka
    2017-10-21 21:40:01 +1300
    Polly Chapman
    2017-10-21 20:49:38 +1300
    Niki Collins
    2017-10-21 18:17:46 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-10-21 17:08:57 +1300

    "Amazing purpose, effort and energy"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-10-21 17:01:56 +1300
    Fleur Nicol
    2017-10-21 16:45:05 +1300

    "Love it! And coffee!!! "

    Hannah Howard
    2017-10-21 15:58:23 +1300

    "Keep up the amazing work xx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-10-21 09:58:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-10-21 07:32:58 +1300
    Roberta Francis
    2017-10-20 19:03:25 +1300

    "All the proceeds from the Trademe fundraiser auctions :)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-10-20 18:59:29 +1300
    Anna Ferguson
    2017-10-20 12:43:31 +1300
    Simon Prestidge
    2017-10-20 11:56:44 +1300

    "All the best, team! You're doing a great job, we follow with interest."

    M jolly
    2017-10-19 19:33:13 +1300

    "Best of luck"

    Ingrid Jones
    2017-10-19 19:15:36 +1300

    "I hate coffee but your project is cool "

    Wade
    2017-10-19 17:49:53 +1300

    "Love from Halcyon Coffee"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-10-19 15:29:52 +1300
    Dan Buckingham
    2017-10-19 13:16:55 +1300
    Ann-Marie Quinn
    2017-10-19 11:21:41 +1300

    "Good luck Robbie!"

    Loral Morrison
    2017-10-19 07:12:11 +1300

    "So happy to be able to be part of this Love the Morrisons"

    Jo Mannering
    2017-10-19 07:02:41 +1300

    "Looove what you do! Xxxxx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-10-19 05:51:47 +1300
    Anna
    2017-10-18 22:02:13 +1300
    Jenny Scott
    2017-10-18 21:12:39 +1300

    "You guys are amazing! Love from Jase and Jen "

    Raewyn Kirkman
    2017-10-18 20:47:01 +1300

    "Woman of my word Ben!"

    Natasha Leighton
    2017-10-18 18:18:41 +1300

    "Keep up the inspiring work!"

    Karen Scott
    2017-10-18 17:17:06 +1300

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    Followers of The Lucy Foundation Phase Two: Empowering people through inclusive and accessible business

    The Lucy Foundation Phase Two: Empowering People Through Inclusive And Accessible Business

    Project 2017-09-15 09:07:14 +1200

    Coffee project - Phase Two

    The Lucy Foundation’s Phase Two is an expansion of our coffee project in Pluma Hidalgo, Mexico. Our vision for the project is to empower people with disabilities in the community through coffee production.

    Last year, we launched a PledgeMe campaign for Phase One of the Mexico Coffee Project and thanks to the kindness of friends, family and supporters we raised $24,590. This empowered coffee farming families to adopt inclusive farming practices bringing together entire families, regardless of (dis)ability to  create specialty Pluma coffee for New Zealanders.

    Our aim is to create an inclusive coffee supply chain from bean to cup. That means from the farm to export to roaster to cafe we ensure that inclusive and accessible business practices are used.

    This year we were able to produce enough coffee to bring home to New Zealand to taste. Next year we want to produce enough coffee to enjoy. But we need YOUR help again. In order to increase production we need money to:

    • deliver agricultural workshops to the community (to increase the quality and yield of the plants)

    • increase coffee production (expanding our project to include more families in accessible and inclusive trade)

    • pay for day-to-day operations (keeping us going so we can continue to expand and improve the project)

    • develop a community development fund (for inclusive and accessible resources, coffee tours, bee keeping and barista training)

    This project is just the beginning for The Lucy Foundation and we are proud of what we have achieved thanks to generous supporters like you. Now we want to make the coffee project bigger and better - we want to see more local families involved, regardless of (dis)ability, embrace a culture of inclusiveness and create delicious coffee.

    Pluma is situated in Oaxaca, the second poorest state in Mexico - 76 per cent of the population live in extreme poverty (The Oaxaca Fund Initiative). Pluma is no exception to this, the majority of our farmers depend on income from coffee to live. The Lucy Foundation not only provides families with sustainable income to elevate them out of poverty, we work directly with the community to develop and foster business opportunities.

    Phase Two is about so much more than coffee, it’s about empowering families, supporting communities, increasing income and opportunity and growth. You can help us make this happen, and grow this business model of inclusiveness, accessibility and opportunity by pledging your support to Phase Two of this project.

     

    Comments

    A little update from our team in Mexico and about your rewards

    28/10/2017 at 11:54 AM

    TLF Mexico team planting seedlings

    While our New Zealand based team have been taking a small break after reaching our fundraising target, our team on the ground in Mexico have been helping Epifanio and Fidel plant new coffeee seedlings. Yonel, a Kiwi visitor supporting the TLF Mexico crew, says, "I have a new appreciation for how coffee is cultivated. It is hard and tiring work, especially on the steep slopes. But I'm stoked to be part of it. After a long day's work all the whanau came together to share a brew and fresh bread. An amazing experience."

    The New Zealand team will be working hard to get you your rewards once we will finalise all the pledges. It won't be long now! #disabilityrights #disabilityinclusion #plumacoffeeproject #plumahidalgo #mexiconewzealand #whanau #partnership #collaboration #tangatawhenua

    A message from our team in Pluma Hidalgo

    21/10/2017 at 6:16 PM

    With just over 24 hours to go, the campaign is quickly drawing to an end. We still need to raise $5,500 before we hit our target.... but most importantly, how cute are these kids!? 

    Thanks everyone for your ongoing support! Let's do this!

    Robbie

    Almost there! 24 hours and only $6,000 to go!

    21/10/2017 at 1:17 PM

    With just over 24 hours to go, the campaign is quickly drawing to an end. But we still need to raise $6,000 before we hit our target. Will we make it? Will we fall short? Only time will tell!

    What you can do to help us cross the line:

    - Share the campaign on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and everywhere else!
    - Get your family and friends on board. Shout them a coffee and use it as an excuse to nudge them in the direction of our Pledgeme campaign.

    Thanks again for sticking with us. It's only with the support of people like you, that the Pluma Coffee Project possible.

    Let's do this!

    Robbie
     

    Only $7,500 to go

    19/10/2017 at 12:20 PM

    You are all amazing! Thank you for sharing our vision of an inclusive and accessible coffee supply chain. With your pledges, we can keep making this vision a reality. 

    We only have 3 days left to reach our target, so please let your friends, family, colleagues, strangers in the street (then they won't be strangers) about our campaign. Every dollar counts. 

    Also check out our latest newsletter, including some awesome photos of the team: http://mailchi.mp/47caf123e7bf/only-3-days-to-go-tlf-phase-two-pledgeme-update 

     

    25% pledged, 8 days to go!

    14/10/2017 at 1:42 PM

    Yas! We've raised more than $5,000 so far! We can smell the first whiff of next season's coffee and we're pretty amped up. Thanks for supporting us to hit our target, produce more coffee and foster an inclusive coffee supply chain. 

    Let's get the word out!

    10/10/2017 at 10:03 PM

    Thanks so much for your pledges and the support you've shown us.

    We have 12 days to go and $18,000 left to raise!

    Please help us spread the good word and get this project funded by sharing this campaign with your friends - it can be simple as emailing them the link or having a cup of coffee together and telling them about The Lucy Foundation and our project.

    Together we can revolutionise the coffee industry - one cup of coffee at a time.

    Happy Friday!

    06/10/2017 at 4:50 PM

    Happy Friday everyone! Thanks to everyone who has helped us fundraise $1,670 so far in our Pledge Me campaign. We appreciate your support!

     

      Mikey Brenndorfer
      2017-10-22 08:35:27 +1300

      "Keep up the solid work! x Rom and Mikey"

      Ajay Ravindran
      2017-10-22 00:22:29 +1300

      "All the best team / buena suerte!"

      Rachael Horne
      2017-10-21 21:44:58 +1300

      "Good luck!"

      Junko Asaka
      2017-10-21 21:40:01 +1300
      Polly Chapman
      2017-10-21 20:49:38 +1300
      Niki Collins
      2017-10-21 18:17:46 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-10-21 17:08:57 +1300

      "Amazing purpose, effort and energy"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-10-21 17:01:56 +1300
      Fleur Nicol
      2017-10-21 16:45:05 +1300

      "Love it! And coffee!!! "

      Hannah Howard
      2017-10-21 15:58:23 +1300

      "Keep up the amazing work xx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-10-21 09:58:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-10-21 07:32:58 +1300
      Roberta Francis
      2017-10-20 19:03:25 +1300

      "All the proceeds from the Trademe fundraiser auctions :)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-10-20 18:59:29 +1300
      Anna Ferguson
      2017-10-20 12:43:31 +1300
      Simon Prestidge
      2017-10-20 11:56:44 +1300

      "All the best, team! You're doing a great job, we follow with interest."

      M jolly
      2017-10-19 19:33:13 +1300

      "Best of luck"

      Ingrid Jones
      2017-10-19 19:15:36 +1300

      "I hate coffee but your project is cool "

      Wade
      2017-10-19 17:49:53 +1300

      "Love from Halcyon Coffee"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-10-19 15:29:52 +1300
      Dan Buckingham
      2017-10-19 13:16:55 +1300
      Ann-Marie Quinn
      2017-10-19 11:21:41 +1300

      "Good luck Robbie!"

      Loral Morrison
      2017-10-19 07:12:11 +1300

      "So happy to be able to be part of this Love the Morrisons"

      Jo Mannering
      2017-10-19 07:02:41 +1300

      "Looove what you do! Xxxxx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-10-19 05:51:47 +1300
      Anna
      2017-10-18 22:02:13 +1300
      Jenny Scott
      2017-10-18 21:12:39 +1300

      "You guys are amazing! Love from Jase and Jen "

      Raewyn Kirkman
      2017-10-18 20:47:01 +1300

      "Woman of my word Ben!"

      Natasha Leighton
      2017-10-18 18:18:41 +1300

      "Keep up the inspiring work!"

      Karen Scott
      2017-10-18 17:17:06 +1300

      Followers of The Lucy Foundation Phase Two: Empowering people through inclusive and accessible business

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 22/10/2017 at 10:00 PM.