Rural Guatemala Assistance Project
3-19 Coffee, in partnership with Asproguate, have created The Rural Guatemala Assistance Project to raise funds for subsistence packages to be delivered to 125 families with the most need in rural coffee growing regions. For every $20 raised through this project, a package of food and supplies will be donated to a rural family in need that will last them close to a month. The remaining dollars of each subscription tier gets you Guatemalan coffee shipments from these communities to ensure we are supporting the farmers livelihoods as well. This means we need to raise $2,500 to reach our goal!
$2,500 / $2,500
As of August 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all areas of the world. In communities in rural Guatemala, the economic impact of the pandemic is making it difficult for rural families to keep basic necessities on hand and food on the table. 3-19 Coffee, in partnership with Asproguate, have created The Rural Guatemala Assistance Project.
The Rural Guatemala Assistance Project's mission is to raise funds for subsistence packages to be delivered to 125 families with the most need in rural coffee growing regions. For every $20 raised through this project, a package of food and supplies will be donated to a rural family in need that will last them close to a month. This means we need to raise $2,500 to reach our goal!
Each contribution tier includes a 3-19 Coffee subscription of Guatemalan coffee from these communities. This way, we are not only assisting these families in their immediate need due to the pandemic, but we are supporting their livelihoods as well. The project will run from August 7th to August 21st.
- $10 Donation + $10 3-19 Coffee Match = $20 Donation
- 10oz Bag of Coffee Every Two Weeks for 6 Weeks*
- $20 Donation + $20 3-19 Coffee Match = $40 Donation
- 10oz Bags of Coffee Every Two Weeks for 3 Months*
- $40 Donation + $40 3-19 Coffee Match = $80 Donation
- 10oz Bags of Coffee Every Two Weeks for 6 Months*
$80 Donation + $80 3-19 Coffee Match = $160 Donation
10oz Bags of Coffee Every Two Weeks for 12 Months*
*Guatemalan coffee will be sent for the first three months of each tiered subscription. After that, supporters may request other options for 3-19 Coffee if so desired or if supply of Guatemalan coffee should run out.
Thank you for supporting these communities' immediate need due to the pandemic as well as their livelihoods by purchasing their coffee!
Subsistence Package Contents: Beans, Rice, Sugar, Corn Meal, Protein Formula for Children, Oatmeal, Cooking Oil, Masks, Sanitizer
Donations can also be made at our cafe locations until August 21st!
3247 Lee Rd
Cleveland, OH 44120
2515 Jay Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Oakland, CA 94607
Project Update #9
Sep 29, 2020
Today is national coffee day and we want to say thank you to everyone - from the farmers who grow the coffee to our fans who savor every sip. Thank you for being a part of our journey and our story.
We have some exciting project updates from Guatemala! All supplies have been purchased for the food subsistence packages, and the first deliveries have started happening in rural communities. Each family has expressed their sincere appreciation for the help during this unprecedented time in their lives.
The Asproguate team on the ground has made the deliveries to Acatenango and are headed next to visit the families in Lago de Atitlan and San Martin Jilotepeque. We thank them for all the hard work and our community for making this project a success. More updates to come!
Project Update #8
Aug 22, 2020
This project is now complete and successfully funded! A huge Thank You Asproguate and everyone who supported the Rural Guatemala Assistance project.
Please enjoy Part 5 of 5 of our interview with Evelyn from Asproguate. We are so proud to be working with them and helping support this project. In this segment we asked, if you could brings a message from the producers in Guatemala to the world what would it be?
Project Update #7
Aug 20, 2020
Watch part four of five of our interview with Evelyn as she describes the reaction families have when they receive the food subsistence packages at this time of need during the pandemic.
Project Update #6
Aug 20, 2020
Thanks to all the supporters of this project and those who will help us get to the finish line. We are so close to our goal!
Project Update #5
Aug 20, 2020
Check out parts two and three of five of our interview with Evelyn speaking from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Part 2 of 5 | How is the food insecurity situation in Guatemala and what does the future look like?
Part 3 of 5 | What difficulties is the team facing in getting food subsistence packages out to the families?
Project Update #4
Aug 19, 2020
"This project is so important! We are all connected, we all belong to each other, and we are all in this together! We want to share our support for those who are struggling to meet their basic needs right now and Guatemala holds a special place in our heart."
Project Update #3
Aug 18, 2020
Check out the first of a five part discussion we had with Evelyn about what is happening on the ground in Guatemala.
Project Update #2
Aug 17, 2020
We are 11 days into the Rural Guatemala Assistance Project! Thank you for all of the encouragement and support. So far, we have raised $1,251, which will provide funding to get food and supplies to about 62 families. Remember, the goal is to get up to 125 families so please share this project with your community!
We are halfway toward reaching our stated goal of helping 125 coffee farming families in need.
We asked Evelyn from Asproguate in Guatemala, if you could send a message from the coffee growers in Guatemala to the world, what would it be?
I think the message is that we are in this together, we understand that we are all in crisis, you in distant countries have a crisis. We are here too, but we believe that we are going to move forward together.
Project Update #1
Aug 12, 2020
We are 6 days into the Rural Guatemala Assistance Project and encouraged to see the support and desire to make a difference in these communities.
Yesterday, we roasted fresh coffee from these mountains and rural areas of Guatemala to ship out to the early supporters of the project!
On the ground in Guatemala, the Asproguate team shares how they are purchasing and collecting food:
The administrative team makes purchases in supermarkets and large warehouses in the city which is where they sell wholesale products. This takes time because sometimes you have to wait in long lines and because there are restrictions on mobilization due to the pandemic and the region being on "red" alert. There have also been restrictions on hours to go shopping.
Jul 31, 2020
3-19 Coffee Team