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Mont58 March

13th March 2023

Mont58: Championing and Empowering women!

Earlier in the month we celebrated International Women’s Day. Equality and equity for women are improving, but there is still a long way to go before the world is a truly equal and equitable place regardless of gender. Small businesses have a big role to play in supporting empowering and championing women. Statistically, small local businesses create more opportunities for underrepresented groups. Minorities, migrants and women are more likely to thrive in local businesses than in big corporations.

As a small business we try to support women throughout the supply chain. An example of this is our organic Peruvian beans, which are farmed exclusively by women as part of the Café Femenino initiative. Café Femenino requires participating cooperatives to give their women farmers control of revenues, land ownership, and acknowledgement for their exceptional coffee. With economic control in their hands, the women farmers of Cecanor have used Café Femenino funds to invest in community betterment projects including children’s libraries, schools, health and nutritional education, and programs that build self-esteem, human rights awareness, and literacy.

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