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De la Gente Young Farmers Fund

The Second Generation of coffee farmers was formed in 2017. 21 young coffee farmers came together to encourage longevity and continued participation in the coffee industry, and to prove that coffee farming can be a lucrative career. 

Many of these young farmers own little or no farming land at all, mostly working on land owned by their parents. That's why we are asking for your support in creating the De la Gente Young Farmers Fund - to be able to provide these motivated individuals with access to low-interest financing so they can grow their businesses and support their growing families. Read more

Donate to the DLG Young Farmers Fund

Construction in Ija’tz

The Ija’tz cooperative is comprised of 35 indigenous Maya Kaqchikel-Tz’utujil members. The cooperative processes all coffee delivered by members and prepares it for clients in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Making the washing channels larger will allow for coffee to be washed more efficiently and uniformly, leading to a high quality bean. Please consider a donation to improve the processing facility as we rebuild and amplify the washing channels where your favorite coffee is washed after harvest!

Donate for Ija'tz Construction Project

Support De la Gente

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De la Gente develops sustainable, community-led strategies to promote economic development, direct trade and to improve the livelihoods of small-holder coffee farmers, their families and communities.

Join us in creating a more equitable and inclusive coffee industry! Your tax deductible donation directly supports Guatemalan small-holder coffee farmers & cooperatives in acquiring the resources, knowledge, training, technology, and investment they need to earn dignified incomes and invest in the future of their families.

Donate to De la Gente

Microfinance loans

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Additionally, you can loan De la Gente a certain amount that can then be tied directly to an individual farmer or cooperative initiative. Loans of this kind are generally between $1,000-$5,000 and will be assigned to an individual who is seeking the amount you have lent. As the lender, you will be notified when your funds have been linked to a specific farmer and that farmer will be aware that the money lent to them has come from a specific donor. You will receive yearly updates and photos of the farmers land, the harvest, and his or her family. Once the farmer has paid back his or her loan in full, you have the option to have the funds returned to you, or you may continue the cycle and lend to another farmer.

Want to Donate Offline?

If you would prefer to send us a donation offline, we welcome donations by mail. Please make checks payable to De la Gente and mail them to the following address:

De la Gente Inc.
40 Berkeley Rd
Framingham, MA  01701

We will confirm receipt of all donations whether made online or offline. If you have any questions, please email us at info@dlgcoffee.org.

De la Gente is a 501(c)3 non-profit in the US. If you reside in the US, your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law. Please contact us regarding tax deductions if you live in Canada.