Started in 1999, the AFSC Coffee Project is a collaboration between Equal Exchange and the American Friends Service Committee to involve more Friends in supporting small farmers around the world.
For each pound of fairly traded coffee, chocolate, tea, and foods Friends purchase through the AFSC Coffee Project, 20 cents per pound goes to the AFSC's Small Farmer Fund. That amounted to $1,442.02 in 2014 alone!
The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, they nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. AFSC envisions a world in which lasting peace with justice is achieved through active nonviolence and the transforming power of love. They work toward a world which includes caring, respectful economic development, including work with dignity, promoting well-being for all.
Equal Exchange is a Fair Trade organization that buys directly from small-scale farmer cooperatives, owned and run by the farmers themselves. Because our farmer partners are paid above market prices for their crops, they are able to make investments in community projects, educational programs, and technical trainings. These cooperative organizations also help keep rural communities healthy and strong, and keep local cultures vibrant. Equal Exchange is also committed to supporting sustainable farming methods that help green the earth through reforestation, natural resource conservation and organic practices.
How to Order
Call (774) 776-7366 or email.