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Nonprofit Coffee Roasting Company Helps Reforest Haiti This Earth Day
Wisconsin-based Singing Rooster Coffee company is helping Haitian farmers to raise money for a coffee seedling nursery. Their collective goal is $8,000 by April 22nd -- Earth Day 2014.
Farmers have already raised $4,000 from roasted coffee sale proceeds to build their nursery. They need an additional $4,000 to complete the project. The $8000 will produce 32,000 trees with these benefits across a 20-year period – the productive lifespan of a coffee tree:
over 640,000 pounds of coffee
over $2,200,000 in farmer income
soil stability, which improves watersheds & water availability
protection of taller, old-growth trees and the birds that live in them (coffee shrubs thrive in the shade of taller trees)
Cecil Debois, a 5th generation farmer from the Artibonite, explains, “Haitians have been growing coffee for 250+ years; it’s a part of our culture, heritage. Coffee agriculture in Haiti supports tens of thousands of jobs. Farmers want meaningful employment – not handouts. Coffee does this.”
To donate pjzyg to the coffee seedling nursery project or to learn about Singing Rooster’s role in supporting Haitian farmers, visit: www.singingrooster.org
Singing Rooster is a registered 501 (c)3 nonprofit and established coffee roasting company. They provide on-the ground assistance and direct market access for the sake of self- sustainability, dignity & economic autonomy. They meet then EXCEED principles of fair trade. They return 100% of proceeds of coffee sales back to farmers and their communities for continued economic development.
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