Empowering Women Coffee Farmers in Nicaragua and across Latin America
By ANDBACK teamPublished On: October 26, 2023Categories: EnglishComments Off on Empowering Women Coffee Farmers in Nicaragua and across Latin America
Latin American Heritage Month offers a valuable opportunity to recognize the vibrant cultural heritage of Hispanic and Latinx communities. During this month, we’re excited to put the spotlight on the remarkable women coffee farmers in Nicaragua and across the Latinx world who are at the heart of our mission.
&BACK works in special partnership with Fairtrade to identify coops that prioritize the social and economic inclusion of women. In Nicaragua, our collaboration with women coffee farmers isn’t just about supporting their livelihoods; it’s about transforming entire communities. It’s widely recognized in the development sphere that women invest a remarkable 90% of their earnings back into their families, households, and communities.
Meet Lesbia Montenegro, a coffee farmer from northern Nicaragua. For her, coffee is more than a crop; it’s a symbol of freedom, independence, and improved quality of life for the women in her community. Lesbia’s story is just one example of the profound impact of these women on the Latin coffee industry.
As we celebrate the end of Latin American Heritage Month, let’s raise our cups to honour the extraordinary women who make each sip of &BACK coffee a moment of shared culture and empowerment. With every cup you enjoy, you’re not only savouring the flavours of Latin heritage but also uplifting these incredible women and their communities.
Join us in celebrating the heritage, dedication, and resilience of women coffee farmers in Nicaragua, Ecuador, and beyond. Your coffee is a tribute to their inspiring journey and the positive impact they bring to the world.
The women behind every cup and their remarkable stories