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Café Femenino

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Women in remote and rural coffee communities face a host of challenges that keep them trapped in poverty.  Many of these isolated women live in male-dominated societies and have very little financial control or decision-making power.

In 2003, 464 women farmers in northern Peru decided to change this dynamic by separating their coffee production from the men's.  In that moment, for the first time, this group of women created their own product and income.  Their coffee cooperative CECANOR started Café Femenino - a gender focused program to support social justice and empowerment for women coffee producers worldwide.

Roasted Medium #3