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Women in Agriculture

"This is my right, to work, to grow and export my own coffee."

"This is my right, to work, to grow and export my own coffee."

“As a young girl, I never dreamed that one day I would be a landowner nor a coffee producer" said Lesbia. Today she is one of the largest exporters in the San Miguel Escobar Cooperative and a role model for her children showing that hard work and dedication pays off and women can set big goals and acheive them. Read on to learn her powerful story. 

Valeriana - Mother, Wife, Coffee Producer

Valeriana - Mother, Wife, Coffee Producer

Valeriana, 24, mother of two (soon to be three) began her work in coffee the same way as many women do: processing beans that are grown and harvested by other farmers. Her first year she only exported a few hundred pounds, but this year her goal is 3,000 pounds. Read on to learn how an investment from De la Gente's Women's Fund is helping her to reach her goal.

Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women's Day

Investing in gender equality leads to improvements in quality and quantity throughout the coffee value chain because it provides women with access to the information and key resources they need to produce better coffee, resulting in higher income for families and communities. As coffee importers, we facilitate meaningful relationships between buyers and producers through our direct trade model. We are excited to continue exploring opportunities to minimize the gender gap in agriculture as it relates to the coffee sector.