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04 Mar 2016

We have an update from San Antonio, which along with Luis Alberto Vasquez, is a first-level cooperative that we work with in Nicaragua.  Like Luis Alberto, San Antonio was severely affected by the rust epidemic and saw yields drop from an average of 120,000 lbs. per year to 20,000.  With funds from the Just Us! Rust Recovery Program San Antonio created a revolving loan fund to support individual families in their efforts to combat the rust, and distributed $300 to an initial 20 families.

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28 Apr 2015
May 1st marks the three year anniversary of the murder of a community leader in Santa Cruz Barillas, Guatemala who opposed the damming of the sacred river, Q’am B’alam (Yellow Tiger).  Killed by security guards from a Spanish-owned hydroelectric company (Hidralia Energia), the...
24 Apr 2015
We’ve told you the basics, but we know you probably have more questions. Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, drop us a line at info@ justuscoffee.com and we’d be happy to answer your...
21 Apr 2015
We have a big announcement to make. We’ve been working on a top-secret project for well over a year and we’re so excited to finally share the results with you! It’s been a grueling (we actually can’t believe how much hard work was involved) process that has taken great...
05 Mar 2015
Two years ago, Just Us! had no relationships in El Salvador and our partnership with Prodecoop in Nicaragua was rather distant and impersonal. Today things are different. We have now purchased 2 harvests from ACPROA in El Salvador that have gone into our Cradle of Peace and Project: Trifinio...
17 Feb 2015
In our last blog, we reported on how the San Antonio cooperative is responding to difficult circumstances by analyzing their vulnerabilities and taking concrete steps to improve.  One area of their focus is the health of their farms.  Another is the participation of women in their...