26 Jul '12, 10pm

Did you know that between coffee harvests, farmers don't have other income? Here's how @coffeekids @roastersguild help

Did you know that between coffee harvests, farmers don't have other income? Here's how @coffeekids @roastersguild help

Nonprofit development organization Coffee Kids recently launched a new campaign, running now through October, to support coffee farmers during the months when there is no income from coffee. Their goal is to raise $20,000 to put toward food security projects in coffee-growing communities throughout Latin America. In much of Central America, the coffee harvest ends around the end of February. Three months later, most families have spent what they earned and must find a way to feed their families for the remainder of the year. Coffee-farming families face three to eight months of hunger every year. Seasonal hunger leads to chronic disease and malnutrition. In communities where basic health services are hard to come by, these conditions are not easily treated. Due to a host of factors, including population growth, climate change and a growing competition for natural resources...

Full article: http://dailydemitasse.com/2012/07/grow-it-forward-to-stop...

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