1. Coffee lovers Contribute
Coffee lovers like you, who want to support coffee farmers, contribute directly to the TPRN partner cooperative of your choice.
2. TPRN Distributes
TPRN adds your contribution to the contributions of other supporters and sends the funds to our partner coffee cooperatives.
3. Cooperatives Thrive
Cooperatives use the funds to enrich their members’ lives through locally-led development projects and reports back to TPRN on the impact your contribution makes.
TPRN Collects and Sends Financial Contributions Directly to Farmer-Owned Coffee Cooperatives
How our partner cooperatives and their farmer members use your contribution
Farmers Identify Best Use of Funds
Partner cooperative farmer members and their management team develop proposals for best use of funds within the coop and its members communities.
Farmers Vote & Your Funds Go To Work
The partner cooperative’s board of directors, made up of coffee farmer members, votes on which proposals to fund with the TPRN contribution.
Partner Cooperatives Report on Impact
The partner cooperative manages and monitors the selected project, reporting back to TPRN and its supporters on how the funds were used and the outcomes of the project.
Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa
Satipo, San Martin de Pangoa
Central Amazon – PERU
Asociación de Pequeños Caficultores Orgánicos Maya-Mames
San Marcos, Western Highlands – GUATEMALA
Asociación Kwe’sx Uma Kiwe Peykajn Mjinxisa
Cauca Department – COLOMBIA
COOPERATIVE-LED INITIATIVES: Mentoring the next generation of coffee farmers
- Partner Cooperative: Manos Campesinas/APECAFORM
- Location: Guatemala
- Project: Relevo Generacional
- Year Started: 2018
Some 50 young adults, children of APECAFORM members, are participating in a dynamic mentoring and training program launched by Manos Campesinas, the umbrella coop that provides APECAFORM with technical, logistics, commercialization and export support. The program, launched in 2017, provides these young farmers with extensive training and support, from hands-on farm management to mathematics education, to leadership development. The program also helps the young farmers and their parents transfer ownership of smaller starter parcels of their parents’ coffee farm property to them, ensuring their bona fide ownership in their own futures. The current program has an annual budget of $25,000 but there is keen interest among APECAFORM’S members to grow this program. With additional funding, these farmers can build on a grass roots program that aims to give the next generation of coffee farmers what they need to succeed.