Colombia-based coffee exporters Osito Coffee has launched a fundraiser for Colombian farmers on Gofundme.com. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and a national strike, Osito explains many of their producers are facing a dire situation.
In our network of coffee farmers, we’ve seen folks struggle mightily with cash flow. With a delayed harvest and limited access to town centers because of the widespread roadblocks, farmers still have to lay out money to maintain their farms and families with little money coming in at this time.
The company has pledged to match the first $4,000 of donations. The money will be used to provide farmers with essential tools like GrainPro bags for storing coffee. A smaller number of farmers will be gifted new drying equipment.