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The Coffeelands Trust is a fund which provides direct support for coffee farmers and their families who have been impacted by conflict or war. Throughout coffee growing regions, explosives and remnants of war can devastate the lives of coffee workers, their families, and their communities. The Trust provides direct support to victims of conflict who live and work in coffee regions.
Throughout the world, coffee and landmines overlap. From countries as diverse as Ethiopia, the "birthplace of coffee," to Colombia, home of the iconic fictitious character Juan Valdez, landmines impact the lives of coffee workers, their families and their communities. The Coffeelands Landmine Victims' Trust is a vehicle for coffee corporations to give something back to the farmers who sometimes risk their lives to pick the crop to support their families.
The Trust identifies individual coffee workers who have survived a landmine or unexploded ordnance accident and supports their physical rehabilitation and economic integration through non-governmental organizations and local service providers active in their regions. This funding may be used to imrpove their coffee farms, to help with food security, or for essential rehabiltiation services. The fund also pays for artifical libms, physical therapy, vocational training, small business grants, and other related services that have a direct and lasting impact on improving the lives of coffee farmers and their families.
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For a slide presentation: About Coffeelands Trust PDF, 4.5 MB
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