We Are All Seeds // Nacanu' Xhi'in

By The Lucy Foundation

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We Are All Seeds // Nacanu' Xhi'in

Project 2019-06-19 13:23:38 +1200

Who are we?

 

The Lucy Foundation is a New Zealand-based social enterprise transforming the global coffee industry by developing a value chain of coffee that is entirely disability inclusive, as well as environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

 

What do we do? 

 

We partner with coffee farming families in rural Mexico to help them grow healthier, stronger and higher yield crops. We also support disabled community members into training and employment within the local coffee industry.

 

But how...?

 

Well, in a nutshell (because we know you don’t have all day!) we use a twin-track approach.

 

Track one workshops are run by local agricultural experts. Workshops are open to the whole community, and designed in a way that means anyone of any ability, age, gender or background can participate in a full and meaningful way. Track one workshops are focused on environmental wellbeing, and the production of coffee: teaching and making organic fertilisers and treatments, harvesting techniques, picking processes etc.

 

Track two workshops, on the other hand, are designed to support disabled community members into training and employment, and the realisation of their human rights. Together with paid work experience, track two workshops help disabled people set goals and then provide opportunities to help develop the skills needed to reach their goals (for example: communication, health and safety, punctuality, literacy and numeracy, etc.). We’ve been told that track two workshop attendees want to establish their own sample coffee plot where they can host and teach track one agricultural workshops for the whole community, while also creating and selling organic fertiliser to local coffee farmers.

 

More still...

 

Coffee produced by local farmers is purchased by The Lucy Foundation Supply Chain and processed by disabled people and their families before being exported to New Zealand. Once in New Zealand, The Lucy Foundation partners with other organisations such as John Burton Ltd, Able Coffee Collaborative, Coffee Educators and Colab Cafe - who also support disability rights, inclusion and access - to roast, market and sell the coffee, thus completing the inclusive value chain.

 

Why we are excited?!...

 

After a successful roll out of Phase One in 2016 - 2017, where the focus was on  establishing The Lucy Foundation team in Mexico, nurturing disability inclusiveness and trust building within the wider community, Phase Two (2017 - 2018) continued this work with an increased focus on environmental regeneration and agriculture practices to support healthier coffee crops. We are now in our third phase, where the focus is increased employment opportunities for disabled people, while scaling the coffee supply chain to a sustainable business model whereby we have enough coffee to export to New Zealand to cover the ongoing costs of the twin-track workshops. 

 

What will the money go towards?

 

All the money raised from this crowdfunding campaign will go towards the operating costs on the ground in Mexico. It costs approximately $2,500 per month to host workshops, rent a teaching and storage space, maintain our ute which is used to transport disabled people and move equipment between workshops, and process the coffee. These costs are partially covered by the generous donations of a dedicated team, but in order to continue the workshops until the end of 2019 we need to fundraise AT LEAST $6,000… but preferably $10,000. 

 

And if that's not enough to convince you, here are some photos of our amazing global team of TLF volunteers, crew, and business partners, helping grow the Pluma Coffee Project into a thriving, strong and sustainable social enterprise...

 

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    Pledgers 47

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-23 19:57:37 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-23 19:07:00 +1200

    "Love the Lucy Foundation! Very inspirational"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-23 17:55:14 +1200

    "All the best😊"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-23 15:33:50 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-23 13:46:03 +1200

    "I really admire what you have achieved, stepping up and doing something for people that creates meaningful change for them."

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-23 10:45:09 +1200
    MerriLynn Reardon
    2019-07-23 09:52:06 +1200

    "Hi Robbie, So impressed with your commitment and think what you & the team are doing is AMAZING. GO DIO - GIRL... Love & Blessings MerriLynn Reardon (Dio Staff)"

    Debbie Stevens
    2019-07-23 08:40:31 +1200

    "Love your work, TLF!"

    Olivia Shivas
    2019-07-22 21:57:32 +1200

    "Love what you guys do! xx"

    Jody Kilpatrick
    2019-07-22 21:42:04 +1200

    "All the best."

    Grace Stratton
    2019-07-22 21:35:33 +1200

    "Love your work"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-22 10:08:33 +1200
    Heather and Martin Roberts
    2019-07-22 10:07:51 +1200
    Karen Stacey
    2019-07-21 17:33:02 +1200
    Marion sanders
    2019-07-21 16:53:03 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-21 13:02:11 +1200
    Carmen Larsen
    2019-07-20 01:58:49 +1200
    Jj Blackmore
    2019-07-19 19:36:15 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-19 18:09:28 +1200

    "Such an amazing organisation doing great things 💕"

    Shelby O'Dea
    2019-07-19 16:52:58 +1200

    "So much admiration for you guys and all that you do. Xx "

    Jasmin Taylor
    2019-07-19 02:14:17 +1200
    Ann-Marie Quinn
    2019-07-18 19:01:21 +1200

    "Love your work x"

    Val Jones
    2019-07-18 19:00:26 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-18 18:08:45 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-15 15:07:58 +1200

    "Happy to assist the Lucy Foundation"

    Nic
    2019-07-13 11:31:06 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-12 19:29:02 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-12 19:27:03 +1200
    Hilary Stace
    2019-07-12 16:24:50 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-12 15:47:17 +1200

    "Kia ora faithful people! x"

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    We Are All Seeds // Nacanu' Xhi'in

    Project 2019-06-19 13:23:38 +1200

    Who are we?

     

    The Lucy Foundation is a New Zealand-based social enterprise transforming the global coffee industry by developing a value chain of coffee that is entirely disability inclusive, as well as environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

     

    What do we do? 

     

    We partner with coffee farming families in rural Mexico to help them grow healthier, stronger and higher yield crops. We also support disabled community members into training and employment within the local coffee industry.

     

    But how...?

     

    Well, in a nutshell (because we know you don’t have all day!) we use a twin-track approach.

     

    Track one workshops are run by local agricultural experts. Workshops are open to the whole community, and designed in a way that means anyone of any ability, age, gender or background can participate in a full and meaningful way. Track one workshops are focused on environmental wellbeing, and the production of coffee: teaching and making organic fertilisers and treatments, harvesting techniques, picking processes etc.

     

    Track two workshops, on the other hand, are designed to support disabled community members into training and employment, and the realisation of their human rights. Together with paid work experience, track two workshops help disabled people set goals and then provide opportunities to help develop the skills needed to reach their goals (for example: communication, health and safety, punctuality, literacy and numeracy, etc.). We’ve been told that track two workshop attendees want to establish their own sample coffee plot where they can host and teach track one agricultural workshops for the whole community, while also creating and selling organic fertiliser to local coffee farmers.

     

    More still...

     

    Coffee produced by local farmers is purchased by The Lucy Foundation Supply Chain and processed by disabled people and their families before being exported to New Zealand. Once in New Zealand, The Lucy Foundation partners with other organisations such as John Burton Ltd, Able Coffee Collaborative, Coffee Educators and Colab Cafe - who also support disability rights, inclusion and access - to roast, market and sell the coffee, thus completing the inclusive value chain.

     

    Why we are excited?!...

     

    After a successful roll out of Phase One in 2016 - 2017, where the focus was on  establishing The Lucy Foundation team in Mexico, nurturing disability inclusiveness and trust building within the wider community, Phase Two (2017 - 2018) continued this work with an increased focus on environmental regeneration and agriculture practices to support healthier coffee crops. We are now in our third phase, where the focus is increased employment opportunities for disabled people, while scaling the coffee supply chain to a sustainable business model whereby we have enough coffee to export to New Zealand to cover the ongoing costs of the twin-track workshops. 

     

    What will the money go towards?

     

    All the money raised from this crowdfunding campaign will go towards the operating costs on the ground in Mexico. It costs approximately $2,500 per month to host workshops, rent a teaching and storage space, maintain our ute which is used to transport disabled people and move equipment between workshops, and process the coffee. These costs are partially covered by the generous donations of a dedicated team, but in order to continue the workshops until the end of 2019 we need to fundraise AT LEAST $6,000… but preferably $10,000. 

     

    And if that's not enough to convince you, here are some photos of our amazing global team of TLF volunteers, crew, and business partners, helping grow the Pluma Coffee Project into a thriving, strong and sustainable social enterprise...

     

    Comments

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      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-23 19:57:37 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-23 19:07:00 +1200

      "Love the Lucy Foundation! Very inspirational"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-23 17:55:14 +1200

      "All the best😊"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-23 15:33:50 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-23 13:46:03 +1200

      "I really admire what you have achieved, stepping up and doing something for people that creates meaningful change for them."

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-23 10:45:09 +1200
      MerriLynn Reardon
      2019-07-23 09:52:06 +1200

      "Hi Robbie, So impressed with your commitment and think what you & the team are doing is AMAZING. GO DIO - GIRL... Love & Blessings MerriLynn Reardon (Dio Staff)"

      Debbie Stevens
      2019-07-23 08:40:31 +1200

      "Love your work, TLF!"

      Olivia Shivas
      2019-07-22 21:57:32 +1200

      "Love what you guys do! xx"

      Jody Kilpatrick
      2019-07-22 21:42:04 +1200

      "All the best."

      Grace Stratton
      2019-07-22 21:35:33 +1200

      "Love your work"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-22 10:08:33 +1200
      Heather and Martin Roberts
      2019-07-22 10:07:51 +1200
      Karen Stacey
      2019-07-21 17:33:02 +1200
      Marion sanders
      2019-07-21 16:53:03 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-21 13:02:11 +1200
      Carmen Larsen
      2019-07-20 01:58:49 +1200
      Jj Blackmore
      2019-07-19 19:36:15 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-19 18:09:28 +1200

      "Such an amazing organisation doing great things 💕"

      Shelby O'Dea
      2019-07-19 16:52:58 +1200

      "So much admiration for you guys and all that you do. Xx "

      Jasmin Taylor
      2019-07-19 02:14:17 +1200
      Ann-Marie Quinn
      2019-07-18 19:01:21 +1200

      "Love your work x"

      Val Jones
      2019-07-18 19:00:26 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-18 18:08:45 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-15 15:07:58 +1200

      "Happy to assist the Lucy Foundation"

      Nic
      2019-07-13 11:31:06 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-12 19:29:02 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-12 19:27:03 +1200
      Hilary Stace
      2019-07-12 16:24:50 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-12 15:47:17 +1200

      "Kia ora faithful people! x"

      Followers of We Are All Seeds // Nacanu' Xhi'in

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 23/07/2019 at 8:00 PM.