For the third consecutive year, Mercy Corps will participate as a partner in the Edinburgh Coffee Festival on October 14, 2017.
In it, our sustainable coffee projects will be presented in Colombia, specifically in the Cauca region where the Rural Women program is being developed. During this event, our Program Director, Hannah Gracher, will give a talk about our #MujeresRuralesdelCauca program.
The objective of this program is to strengthen the economic empowerment of women coffee growers in the South of Cauca. With the financing of the European Union in Colombia and our local partner the Cooperativa de Caficultores del Cauca, we will be able to give these women a better lifestyle.
Through this program we have worked with local farmers helping them to improve their agricultural and environmental practices. To date, we have impacted more than 1,150 families that have benefited.