About the 2020 NCA Showcase Charities
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF
Lutheran World Relief's mission is to end poverty, injustice and human suffering around the world.
"Founded by Lutherans in the United States at the end of World War II, grounded in Lutheran theology and building on decades of experience, Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being. We work with people based on need, regardless of race, religion or nationality and we do not evangelize. We provide aid in emergencies and help families restore their lives. We partner with communities to build and grow rural economies. We break the cycle of poverty, so families and communities can thrive. Our goal is to help people build self‐sufficiency and create new community‐owned approaches to problem‐solving that will last long after our projects end."
STRATEGIES FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (SID)
SID helps poor farmers graduate from poverty by helping them build successful farm businesses that increase their income. This includes conserving the natural resources upon which their agro-businesses depend, and helping women play an equal role in building these businesses.
SID envisions a prosperous rural communities in developing countries, where farmers do not need to migrate to the cities or other countries in search of employment and a better life.
Elevate Nepal’s mission is to provide the Nepalese access to resources that allow for the responsible development of a sustainable community.
"We believe in empowering Nepalese citizens to help themselves while providing financial assistance and guidance to help achieve goals. Throughout our lives we have seen how beneficial and encouraging the spread of knowledge can be. At Elevate Nepal, we seek to inspire and motivate Nepalese citizens with all of our efforts."
Enveritas' mission is to end poverty in the coffee sector by 2030.
"We are committed to creating a new standard for sustainability assurance in global supply chains, starting with coffee. To develop an efficient and scalable system, we use geospatial analysis and machine learning technology to identify coffee farms via satellite imagery and monitor them remotely for issues like deforestation. By launching and scaling a credible, cost efficient assurance system for all the world’s 12.5 million coffee farms and investing part of the savings into agronomy training, we can improve the livelihoods of 4 million coffee farmers."
FOOD 4 FARMERS
Our mission is to work alongside coffee-farming families & community-based organizations to learn from their challenges with hunger and cultivate a food-secure future through long-term solutions.
We believe everyone deserves enough to be nourished, to live independently, and to make a positive difference. We believe coffee farmers can be leaders in improving the quality of life for their families and their rural communities.
GROUNDS FOR HEALTH
Winner of the 2018 NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award
Our mission is to reduce cervical cancer among women in developing countries.
Our vision is of a world in which all women are protected from the threat of cervical cancer by timely and high-quality prevention services.
We are a mission-driven international non-profit organization, born out of and with enduring ties to the coffee industry and focused on increasing coverage of cervical cancer prevention services.
THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S COFFEE ASSOCIATION (IWCA)
The mission of the IWCA is to empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry.
[Our goal is to] be the platform for women’s empowerment and inclusion to achieve sustainability across the coffee industry and communities and to provide the proof positive for other commodities to follow.
PUEBLO A PUEBLO
Pueblo a Pueblo’s mission is to improve the health, education, and food security of families in rural coffee-growing communities in Latin America through integrated school- and community-based programs.
We strive to foster values such as personal responsibility, self-respect, collaboration, creative problem-solving, and careful stewardship of resources among our team and community partners. In the long term, we aspire to catalyze meaningful local development toward a more equitable, sustainable future for coffee-farming communities in Guatemala.
THE COFFEE TRUST
Winner of the 2019 NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award
The Coffee Trust helps indigenous coffee farmers and their families improve their agricultural practices, diversify their incomes, and grow/raise healthy food for their families.
The Coffee Trust believes that the communities we work with know what they need based on their culture, their values, and their priorities. Our job is to provide the framework for them to discover, implement, and share their own solutions.
THE CQI PARTNERSHIP FOR GENDER EQUITY
The CQI Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE) unlocks the potential of coffee farming women, youth and their families, promotes equitable opportunities for their communities to thrive, and catalyzes bold industry action toward a supply chain that works for everyone–through proven, inclusive, and scalable programs.
We envision a coffee sector that works for everyone.