Fuller&Howe has extended its commitment to global coffee-growing communities by donating 5% of each sale to a woman-focused non-profit organization within these coffee regions. Two times a year, Fuller&Howe selects a coffee growing region and organization to support.
2019 (2ndHalf) Donation Project:
AMA and Women's Circles – Guatemala
Highland Support Project Guatemalan initiatives work in conjunction with its sister organization, Asociación de Mujeres del Altiplano (AMA), located in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
The organizations in the Highland communities establish local Women’s Circles, which provide participants with a network of mutual support and a forum for sharing dreams, fears and collaborating on solutions. AMA facilitates technical and educational training on topics that range from civic participation, entrepreneurship, self-esteem, nutrition, Maya cultural identity and community resilience.
The group’s goal for each circle is resilience and self/determination. The majority of authority is transferred directly into the hands of circle members so that they choose projects specifically for their community’s needs, driving their development. Depending on the needs and wants of their community, projects may include building classrooms, greenhouses, school kitchens, community centers, and constructing drainage and sanitation systems.