This month we are celebrating success! We have been working with incredible young women and men in Colombia since 2016, and now they are prepared to move forward all on their own. And we are excited to share the impact of all of us working together. As we wind down our programs in Colombia, we are so proud of what we have been able to achieve here with your help.

Now 131 young farmers have been trained, 96 of whom are operating active local businesses because of their participation in Coffee Kids. These young farmers have access to tens of thousands of dollars in credit to stabilize and strengthen their businesses. They are also incorporated in sustainable local producer associations so that they can continue to develop their own businesses long after we as HRNS have shifted our focus to new regions.

For your role in making this possible, thank you! The impact we have achieved would not be possible without the commitment and generosity of people like you.

In the words of one participant, “There are other institutions that offer training in the rural areas, but none of them give support to the young people and their projects once the training is finished…Coffee Kids has given us the opportunity to put into practice what we have learned, and to continue meeting as a group of young people.”

But our efforts are not done yet! We are creating an international community of youth in coffee, beginning with exchanges between Colombian participants and young farmers in Guatemala and Honduras. Plus Coffee Kids programs are ongoing in Tanzania and Trifinio, as well as expanding into Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

I hope you will be in touch so that we can find a role for you in this vital work.

View the full Impact Report from Colombia!