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A report directly from the women of Las Diosas …
We would like to communicate that the women send you many greetings wishing the best to all the people there that support us.
For the women here it is with a lot of courage that we go forward with coffee and other items as two cooperatives are more cultivating organic chia – and although it is a new category — we are excited because it will serve as an income that would favor the earnings of women as the coffee crisis does not seem to be finish ed and has appeared again in the coffee plantations and hence the women are struggling to do everything that is available to assist their livings better than the coffee that has been the main income for a long time in the economy of women and their families.
Since last year with On The Ground’s financial support – and all the people there in Madison supporting the Women — these actions have been taken in order to give better assistance to their coffee plots and to more generally counter this crisis, spreading manure and biofertilizer that have been distributed to cooperatives, holding workshops on the development of several products help control diseases in coffee.
The products were developed for facilitating workshops were:
- Organic fertilizer type bocashi
- Caldo sulfo-calcium.
- Mineral broth.
- MM liquid
- MM solid
- Adherent organic aloe vera.
- I nsect controller prepared with chilli, onion and garlic.
- Caldo Bordales
- Trap bit based alcohol and coffee.
- Insect trap based floral freshener and water
- Production of organic fertilizer.
We also purchased:
- 50 KG of Copper Sulfate
- 25 KG MAGNESIUM SULFATE
- 50 KG ZINC SULFATE
- 2 5 KG BORAX
- 125 KG ASUFRE
- 62 KG CAL Oxide
- 19 120 Lt plastic barrel lid with ring
– 25 cans of 20 liters (Cover Large Development of biofertilizer )
This has produced 1200 liters of bio-fertilizer in the business of organic fertilizer and 600 liters in the rural communities for a total of 1800 liters.
For now we have the coffee 70.0000 nursery plants of different varieties as are Red Catuaí, Java, and GEISHA which produce high quality coffee varieties resistant to rust as Parainema, Icatu. These plants will be distributed next week that would be given credit in the manner which correspond s to 38,000 plants to be covered with first disbursement you have already sent us (Capital seed found ) would be to renew 10.58 acres of coffee. This of course is after the credit committee’s examination of applications according to the credit policy of the center include it for a period of four years without interests.
We know we have many actions to be taken such as the technical assistance monitoring the nursery, delivery of organic fertilizers, application monitoring biofertilizer among others. This is how we intend to use the first disbursement of seed money sent to us, but we remain vigilant to make every effort to productivity and quality coffee produced either with the best possible result.
On behalf of organized women in the FEM and Las Diosas , send many greetings to the people in Just Coffee, On The Ground, and all there who believe in our strength and support us to face these difficult situations, as always we hope to succeed.
Wishing that information serves to inform all helpful people and know that always go ahead with healthy energies,
Las Diosas .