Planting Seeds of HOPE
The Cafe Femenino Foundation needs your help to fund grant requests for seed programs that were submitted to us from the women coffee farmers in the Dominican Republic! Help us plant seeds of HOPE by making a donation online, or call us about becoming a sponsor at 1-800-791-1181.
VEGETABLE SEED PROGRAM
Dominican Republic - Bani
This is a seed project for the women of Cafe Femenino to be able to expand their farms so they include vegetables. This will also supplement their family income. 50 members of this women's group will begin the project and it will then affect 100 women. In this region of the Dominican Republic the women's group is working to battle malnutrition with the help of this vegetable seed project. Preventing malnutrition is important for not only the health of these women and their children, but also with out proper nutrition the children have a very difficult time learning and their education and their futures are threatened.
PASSION FRUIT "CHINOLAS" PROJECT
Dominican Republic - Los Cacaos, San Cristobal
In the area of Los Cacaos, the women of the community are beginning to diversity the produce on their small farms by adding passion fruit crops. Relying solely on a mono crop such as coffee has intensified the cycle of poverty. Family income becomes non-existent after the cash coffee crop is sold. These women are working to create crop diversification for their families which will help them to build more a sustainable future for themselves and their families.
PRODUCTION OF AROMATIC, MEDICINAL PLANTS & SPICES
Dominican Republic - The Nucleus Group Deep Valley (borders Haiti)
This grant application is to provide seeds and training to produce medicinal and aromatic plants and spices in the coffee orchards of the women producers of this poorer region of the Dominican Republic. These plants will enable the women to generate additional income and resources. Creating diversity of plant life and diversity of income will greatly enhance the environment as well as the supplying a more stable income year around for these women and their families.