Women’s Harvest – Café de Costa Rica
El Dorado Roasting Co., presents “Project 2 Love” supporting women in coffee. We are proud to add “Women’s Harvest”- Café de Costa Rica, to our line of Coffees produced by women. We are contributing a percentage of our salesback to the IWCA-Costa Rica chapter to continue with the growth and support of a shelter for abused and abandoned girls. Please read the story about the girls at the “Hogar Madre del Redentor”.
When you brew your coffee today, enjoy your first sip, stop for a moment and feel good about yourself. By purchasing “Women’s Harvest” – Café de Costa Rica, you are making a difference in the lives of these girls.
IWCA Costa Rica Chapter
Project: Women’s Harvest Coffee brand
Country: Costa Rica
Number of people impacted by this project: All members of the Alianza de Mujeres de Costa Rica (IWCA-Costa Rica Chapter), 5 girls between the age of 18-21 and 30 girls under the age 18 are currently at the “Hogar”.
This project is helping disadvantage girls between the age of 18-21, who live in the coffee area of San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón, in Costa Rica.
These girls have been abused and/or abandoned by their own families. The home “Hogar Madre del Redentor” is directed by nuns. In Costa Rica, these girls are considered adults at the age of 18 and therefore the Government does not offer any kind of support for them to have a decent life.
Since none of them will go back to their homes, the “Hogar Madre del Redentor” offers them the only chance to have an education and independence to choose a better future.The purpose of the house is to teach them how to live independently, give them the tools and education to be able to get a job that allow them to become self sustainable and support themselves financially.
The funds granted by IWCA (International Women Coffee Alliance) were used to develop a “Women’s Harvest” brand of coffee to be sold in the Costa Rica market.
The coffee comes from the members of the Alianza de Mujeres en Café de Costa Rica. The organization is also donating a percentage of the profits created by “Women’s Harvest” sales in Costa Rica tothe “HogarMadre del Redentor”.
The funds are being used tooffer each of these girl’s scholarships to help them continue their education, find a home and eventually get a decent a job.
“Women helping women”
“Women’s Harvest” is currently sold at various Supermarkets and Co-ops in Costa Rica and now being offered by El Dorado Roasting thru their Project2Love program.
The benefits of this project go beyond the home “HogarMadre del Redentor”. The project is also helping the Costa Rica Women in Coffee Alliance to sell and position their coffee in the International Market.