Every year, since 2006, Insomnia has taken part in the Fairtrade Fortnight, where a percentage from each hot beverage sold during those 2 weeks is donated to our nominated community project.
In 2017, we’ve raised €14,305 for the construction of a Youth Centre for young members and the children of the ACPC Pichanaki Coffee Cooperative in Peru. We are thrilled to say that this community project is now 100% finished!
The young members of the Fairtrade certified coffee cooperatives in the Junin region can now use the Youth Centre facilities to hold social and cultural activities, including:
- Training of young coffee growers in the Junin regions, with a view to include youth in the coffee business;
- Develop events and courses in technical training and business management for young members of the coffee organisations;
- Develop cultural events for youth.
We’ve received a number of photos of the finalized project, which we are pleases to be able to show you, after all, this project would not be possible without your support!
Thus far, we have raised over €92,179 for these nominated projects. In 2018 we’ll be working on a project that helps to empower women within the coffee industry in Latin America.