SolarPanels project crowdfunded for coffee farmers!
StartJoin – ‘Support Solar Panels’ project!
Take yourself back a few decades, a couple generations, to a time where land was nurtured, respected and used for livelihoods. Realistically, it may not have been Utopia, but local farms had more biodiversity and agrodiversity (varieties of plant and wildlife) and general more respect for the land. Currently farms in rural communities are faced with many challenges, such as more extreme climate fluctuations, more competitive prices and markets, being taking advantage from larger corporations, and lack of technical training and resources for advancement, just to name a few.
Most successful rural farmers are needing to adapt. Many farmers, like our farm, have decided to cut out the middle man, and continue to fight to sustain their land and farm by taking more of the responsibility into our own hands by demanding better prices for produce based on a high quality seal, maintaining very minimal waste, selling directly to the buyers, and handling our own packaging and branding ourselves. This is additionally helping our farm get properly recognized for our standards, both in labor force and environment, not to mention our continuous efforts to advance and adapt our farm to the changing environment.
One example of our efforts to advance while maintaining a successful and sustainable organic farm and business is by raising funds to incorporate solar panels on the land. For generations the farm, which is located on a volcano in El Salvador, has successfully carried out a working farm without electricity, which uses main resources like manual power which provides jobs to the community, natural rainwater collected by large pools and distributed manually via pumps, which all helps us continue to sustain very minimal waste both financially and environmentally (strictly mainly organic waste vrs. harmful waste).
Thanks to a fun and exciting crowd funding adventure on StartJoin, our farm has begun raising funds for our ‘Support Solar Panels’ project. We will continue to adapt and communicate our journey and allow people that believe in our story to help contribute to the future and lead by example for future generations to come.
Project : StartJOIN.com/needsolarpanels