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

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

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

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The Lucy Foundation is a social enterprise made up of a team of 8 young people based all around the world. We all believe in the power of economic and social inclusion on quality of life, and we believe that by embracing inclusivity we can make the best product and create social change.

We are made up of: PhD and Masters students, a coffee farmer, a mother, two fathers, a carpenter, and council worker.

 

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    25% pledged, 8 days to go!

    01:42PM Sat 14/10/17 on The Lucy Foundation Phase Two: Empowering people through inclusive and accessible business

    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. 

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    Let's get the word out!

    10:03PM Tue 10/10/17 on The Lucy Foundation Phase Two: Empowering people through inclusive and accessible business

    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.

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    Happy Friday!

    04:50PM Fri 06/10/17 on The Lucy Foundation Phase Two: Empowering people through inclusive and accessible business

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

     

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      Georgia Kerby
      2017-10-08 12:08:06 +1300

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      “Once again I am absolutely blown away with all of your achievements with this project. So proud of the TLF team and Pluma Hidalgo families !”

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      2017-10-08 10:18:40 +1300

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      2017-09-28 19:30:31 +1300

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      “Hola Lucy Foundation pleased you are making a difference for PWD's”

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      2017-09-23 12:15:06 +1200

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