Impact


Kishé will contribute with FECCEG, supporting the technical assistance, trainings and services for their associates, related to productive projects and sustainable developing.

FECCEG has been achieving its objectives and goals, growing as a solid organization, we are really proud and motivated to be part of its work.

Here are some projects and facts:

 

What is about?

 

Benefits

Bio-factories

They are small factories located in rural communities, specialized in the organic fertilizers production.

19 bio-factories are working, managed by 17 women and 30 men, 90% of them are young associates.

  • Create local job opportunities.
  • Build small sustainable enterprises that can generate additional incomes to the organic producers group
  • Benefit each community and their neighbors with local organic fertilizers.
  • Help to decrease the migration to other cities or countries.

Organic gardens

In a small farm piece that belongs to a family, using organic fertilizers, local and vegetable seeds, a “demonstrative garden” is established, where they learn to handle other crops.

  • Take advantage of the small farm that every associate has, producing as much as they can.
  • Diversify their crops.
  • Have vegetables available to complete their family diet and be healthy.
  • Sell vegetables in their communities for those who can’t grow them.

Goats

In a community, one female goat is given to a family and one male goat is given to the group, so they can “share him" to reproduce the goats.

They have the commitment of giving to another family one baby female goat when they are born, starting a "pass on chain" process.

85 goats have been given.

  • Milk production for the families food security.
  • To have organic material used for the fertilizers production.
  • The community can reproduce the goats to benefit more families.
  • To have meat when its life end comes.

Beekeeping

The project started in 2009 as a pilot program with 90 beehives.

 Now 37 women and 88 men are involved in the honey production with 2200 beehives.

  • The honey becomes part of the families food security.
  • Diversify their crops without having more space, the bee hives can be between the coffee plants.
  • The families can have another income.

Gender Equity

Self-esteem, leadership and human rights are the main topics during the workshops.

Women are always encouraged to participate in every productive project.

  • More women are involved in their grassroots organization, participating in different programs and projects.
  • The workshops are not only focus to women; they are also directed for men and young people, to change the community point of view.
  • 10 women are part of the “FECCEG’s Women commission”.
  • The women work has been recognized along the coffee chain.

Microloans for women

FECCEG has given 55 microloans for women used for productive projects or startups, which are not related to coffee production.

  • The microloans are given without any guarantee, just by solidarity.
  • The 40% of loans has been given twice, to the same women, to keep supporting their projects.
  • The women learn to handle a loan, the investment and payment process.

Certificates

FECCEG is in charge of the payment and logistics to obtain the different certificates.

Manage, support and verify the best practices to accomplish the established rules for every organization certifier.

  • Since 2008 FECCEG is organic and fair trade certified.
  • 2 organizations are neutral carbon certified since 2011, obtaining $5000 with the carbon bonus sales.
  • Small producers' Symbol is the latest certificate obtained during 2015.