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COVID 19 | How Women Coffee Growers in Cauca, Colombia, are Coping with COVID-19

COVID 19 | How Women Coffee Growers in Cauca, Colombia, are Coping with COVID-19

By Laura V. Flórez coffe coffee COVID 19 empowerment organic organic coffee positive social impact women

COVID-19 has impacted the world and created challenges for coffee farmers that threaten their livelihood, which was already in a delicate balance before the pandemic. In addition to concerns over the pandemic hitting their local community, they have also faced government restrictions, transportation problems, and economic uncertainty.  Indiegrow works with...

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Pionera's Series | Rosa Mireya Rubio - Empowered to Run her Own Coffee Farm

Pionera's Series | Rosa Mireya Rubio - Empowered to Run her Own Coffee Farm

By Laura V. Flórez coffee empowerment organic positive social impact women

Rosa Mireya Rubio started growing coffee 22 years ago. Well…in a way it started back then, but in a way it didn’t. She was born and raised in the city. She moved to the rural area she now calls home, El Cairo, when she got married. Her husband had a...

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Pionera's Series | Melida Montero - “I am Made of Coffee”

Pionera's Series | Melida Montero - “I am Made of Coffee”

By Laura V. Flórez coffee empowerment positive social impact women

Mélida stands on her farm and gazes out at the thousands of coffee trees in full bloom. She breathes in the perfume of the azahar, the coffee flowers. “I give thanks to God, because all those flowers tell me there will be a good harvest.” Mélida Montero inherited her coffee...

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Pionera's Series | Argenis Rosas - Why Organic Coffee is a Leap of Faith

Pionera's Series | Argenis Rosas - Why Organic Coffee is a Leap of Faith

By Laura V. Flórez coffee empowerment positive social impact women

Argenis Rosas inherited coffee from her parents. She worked on the family farm as a child, and she grew up learning how to take care of the coffee plants that sustained her family. Now she shares her home and farm, Bellavista, with her partner and two children. Coffee continues to...

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Caficultora 2.0 | Working together to create a positive impact

Caficultora 2.0 | Working together to create a positive impact

By Alejandro Vizcaino coffee empowerment positive social impact women

It’s no secret that the coffee industry in Latin America is male-dominated. Women coffee growers often struggle to create a steady income, overcome gender equality issues, and reinforce their right to make their own business choices.  In the face of such complex problems, many people just shrug their shoulders and...

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Indiegrow | The power of connecting people

Indiegrow | The power of connecting people

By Alejandro Vizcaino coffee empowerment organic positive social impact women

At Indiegrow, we create a bridge between small-scale women coffee growers in Latin America and coffee lovers around the world who want to create change.  Our shared dreams  Women coffee growers have struggled for decades in a male-oriented industry that often doesn’t give women coffee growers the opportunity to thrive. ...

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