Fighting Poverty over a Cup of Coffee!
Fighting Poverty over a Cup of Coffee! HELP Support our literacy and evangilization mission in Parejas Para Cristo / ANCOP Central America. The next part of our journey together already began with this step in supporting our ANCOP Coffee Club.If you love coffee, you probably see how coffee can help you start your day right, fuel your mind for the challenges of the day, and share moments with friends. But did you know that your coffee can also help build communities and fight poverty? This is how Guadalupe Roastery’s – ANCOP Centro America coffee club does just that. Before your fresh brew even arrives at your breakfast table, dozens of people have worked for years, preparing the soil, nourishing the coffee trees, handpicking the coffee beans, drying them, then roasting to perfection. Unfortunately, in many coffee-growing communities in the world, workers are paid meager wages and live in dehumanizing conditions that prevent them from escaping the vicious cycle of poverty. Guadalupe Roastery strives to makes a difference. Through fair trade, Guadalupe Roastery buys coffee from farmers all over the world at prices that empower them to build better lives for themselves and their community—a coffee cooperative, decent homes, community schools, health care, other opportunities to break free from generations of poverty
ANCOP USA shares something in common with Guadalupe Roastery: the commitment to bring glad tidings to the poor and marginalized, including communities whose very lives revolve around producing top quality coffee like Guadalupe Roastery’s. In particular, ANCOP USA / CentroAmerica recognizes the urgent need to help these poor families in mountainous rural Nicaragua to build a school for their children to combat the plummeting literacy rates, education being one of the core programs of ANCOP. ANCOP is also dedicated to help poor communities get better access to health care and humanitarian aid, which is also direly needed in these tumultuous times in Nicaragua. By making Guadalupe Roastery coffee a part of ANCOP’s way of life, ANCOP helps provide Nicaraguan farmers’ families opportunities to escape from the vicious cycle of poverty through sustainable programs to transform them into self-reliant and productive communities.
Couples for Christ (Parejas Para Cristo) / ANCOP USA is part of a growing worldwide network of missionaries who eagerly contribute towards doing corporal works of mercy. When CFC ANCOP members and partners subscribe to the Guadalupe Roastery Coffee Club, they not only get to enjoy the best coffee in the world, but they also help a child to break free from the chains of illiteracy, a family to bring nutritious food to their table, and a community to build their capacity for a better future. Proceeds go towards building schools and providing educational scholarships for the children, a coffee cooperative to help coffee farmers with their production and post-harvest needs, and providing better access to health care. It is a rare opportunity to simply hold in one’s hands the power for positive change, but now anyone can —in a steaming hot cup of the world’s best coffee. What other well-loved beverage can do that?