Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tree replanting project: Nicaragua

Cinco de Junio

New coffee seedlings take about 3 years to start producing coffee cherries
2012-2013 Harvest season
2012-2013 Harvest season 
Cinco de Junio is a small cooperative of 146 members in a sleepy hamlet of Las Sabanas in the department of Madriz, Nicaragua. These farmers have worked hard for years to make their coffee into a  high quality, Fair Trade Organic bean. 

However, with 80% of their coffee trees approaching 20 years of age (15 is the average lifespan for high volume production) - the members are watching annual incomes decrease as the volume of production decreases. 

From the Ground Up is partnering with Fabretto Foundation to replenish 4,000 coffee trees and revitalize the land. Since education and empowerment are the keys to sustainability, we will be distributing micro-loans to individual farmers which will be designated for tree-replanting and then repaid to the Cinco de Junio community fund. 

To support this cause, all you need to do is purchase and enjoy the coffee straight from the farmers... 100% of the profits from Cinco de Junio coffee go to the tree replanting project! 


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