One Percent For Women and the Buena Vista Roastery have started an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for communities across Africa, starting in Zimbabwe. In the first week, more than $1,500 was donated.
Contributors who donate $25 receive organic Guatemala coffee from Buena Vista Roastery as part of their perk. Those who contribute at the $100 level receive Women Care Certified Costa Rican Coffee.
"It's a win, win, win situation," noted head-roaster, Ed Barkowski. "People's support helps women in coffee, communities in Africa, and they get a great cup of coffee."
Funds from this campaign go to support a pilot project to provide holistic land and livestock management training through a train-the-trainers program.
Laurie Benson, founder of 1% For Women, said: "Our training program is based on that of the Africa Centre for Holistic Management. Through the work of Allan Savory, the Africa Centre is bringing grasslands back to life and raising the water table through land management that specifically uses the cattle within communities to mimic the herds that used to cover these regions."