At Pure Origin, we’re all about giving back, and empowering women is one of our top priorities. That’s why we donate a portion of every sale of our Colombian roast to the Las Rosas Project – a group that helps support female farmers. Are you a passionate advocate for gender equality? Then look no further. Every cup sold benefits women empowerment in the rural areas of the South American country. Let’s explore how the Las Rosas Project is making a difference in Colombia and how your coffee purchases can help.
The Las Rosas Project
In Colombia, men dominate the coffee trade. The Las Rosas project in Huila, Colombia, has made it their mission to change this fact. By funding training, seminars, and other useful resources, the project has helped over 550 women become financially independent on their small, family-owned farms. The women (many victims of gender-based violence and inequality) are given all the resources they need to thrive and take control of their lives.
That’s why Pure Origin works with Las Rosas – we get the delicious coffee beans and the female farmers get much needed education. This helps them reduce their social vulnerability, gives them access to credit, and reduces instances of domestic violence.
On the other hand, Las Rosas also has a deep commitment to the environment. That’s why the group trains women in sustainable farming techniques, so the Earth can continue providing for years to come. Additionally, the group plants coffee trees – over 2,500 to date! The future of the Colombian coffee trade is brighter and more sustainable as a result.
The importance of women empowerment
Gender equality is a struggle throughout the world, and perhaps even more so in rural Colombia. Our female growers already have the passion for coffee, and your continued funding helps them improve their lives and overcome the obstacles put in their place by a male-dominated industry. Above all, it’s essential to ensure that these women get the resources they need so they can continue improving their quality of life.
At Pure Origin, we love a good brew in the morning as much as anyone. However, we’re even more passionate about making a difference. By uniting the two, we hope to empower our growers and people across the globe. With your help, cup by cup, we’ll give the women of Colombia everything they need to take of their family, their farms, and our Earth.
Thank you for empowering growers at origin! With every story read, cup poured, and coffee sipped – you’re connecting with the world.
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