Sancoffee | Specialty coop in Brazil

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Nascentes Project | A project to empower women growers

‘‘Women united are as powerful as the confluence of waters!’’

Nascentes was born from the strength of women coffee growers in Campo das Vertentes.
Inspired by the water springs that turn into rivers and create some of the greatest water
basins in Brazil, these women have gathered in their diversity to better showcase their
essential work within coffee. The organic and plural fluidity of water represents a
contemporary and feminine concept. Hence, the name "Nascentes", meaning in Portuguese
where something starts.

Even though women have always played an important role in coffee activities, their work
has never been fully recognized along the way. For this reason, the first step of the Nascentes
project consisted of several meetings with women in different grower associations to better
understand the challenges they faced and consequently build a tailor-made project to put
them in the spotlight according to their vision and aspirations.

Key numbers
101 Women growers
10 Communities
200 Exported bags (60kg)

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Beyond Borders Program

In our quest for greater social impact, we decided to offer the Sancoffee experience to small coffee holders within our communities. This program was created in 2012 and provides tools for market access and continuous technical support. The families are enjoying greater recognition of their work and adding value to their production.

Key Numbers:
- 07 Associations
- 270 families
- 87 growers certified by Certifica Minas Program
- 4,377 exported bags (60kg)
- USD 239,613.47 premium paid to producers (37% above local market prices)
- USD 36,484.00 premium paid to the Associations
- USD 38,953.84 contribution given by the buyers

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