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Ensuring a Decent Living for Coffee Growers

August 5, 2022

In one of the poorest nations in the world, where coffee is the main agricultural export, competition can hurt the small grower. So local partner Mountain Harvest is dedicated to ensuring that the 1,000 coffee farmers in their program are not only able to grow high-quality Arabica coffee beans, but that they receive a fair […]

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Iron-Poor Blood No More

May 26, 2022

What would you do if your little one was suffering from anemia and you didn’t have access to iron pills at the corner drugstore? Well, in Castrovirreyna you’d add iron-rich dehydrated alpaca blood to soups, omelets, and other cooked foods. And where would you get this novel dietary supplement? You’d process it yourself. An animal […]

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Women Gain Financial Security With Savings Co-Op

August 25, 2021

Women are being empowered through their membership in the Triveni Women’s Savings and Credit Cooperative in Nepal. The co-op provides loans, insurance and other financial benefits that are often hard for women to come by. The Triveni Cooperative started in 2018 with just 19 members. At first, they collected just 8 cents per woman per […]

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Commercial Farming Finally Pays Off

May 3, 2021

Before Ram became involved in the program, farming was a losing proposition for him no matter how hard he worked. “I faced problems with flooding, drought, cold spells, and marketing, and was thinking about leaving this occupation.” When he came into contact with field staff from local partner SAHAMATI, he was relieved to learn that […]

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Building Resilience

November 17, 2020

A young couple lives on a small farm with their daughter and two sons. They grow rice on a half acre of land and make ends meet by working as day laborers. That is, they did until recently. This year a drought caused their rice crop to fail. The couple had taken a loan to […]

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