I was with tribal women in Mt. Apo checking on the quality of their coffee cherries.

Our social business is small but its impact is getting bigger.

According to the Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus, a social business is “a non-loss, non-dividend company designed to address a social objective within the highly regulated marketplace of today. It is distinct from a non-profit because the business should seek to generate a modest profit but this will be used to expand the company’s reach, improve the product or service or in other ways to subsidize the social mission.”

Some of our partners, investors, observers, and even our critics, are saying that Coffee for Peace (CFP) is getting bigger in its impact.  It is addressing the social issues that concerns our farmers, our environment, and the peace situation in our land. These are happening as we advance justice and fairness in the coffee industry.

We invite you to join us at CFP as one of our investors.

::  Your investment will be used by CFP primarily to buy the premium quality coffee beans of the Indigenous People (IP) at fair trade prices.  They will then be sold locally and globally at fair trade prices.

::  Your investment will be used to manufacture our locally-designed coffee roasting machines.  They will be sold to CFP-trained IP entrepreneurs to help them put up their own coffee roasting business.  This will help promote their own tribal coffee brand.

::  Your investment will be used to establish more coffee shops, featuring the other products of IPs who are in partnership with CFP.

As the Indigenous People earn their money through Fair Trade, they will also go through financial management training.  And as they grow in managing their cash resources, they will be encouraged to invest in their respective community development needs, like —

::  Establishing their respective Schools of Living Tradition — to preserve and enhance their own cultural traditions and values

::  Establishing Community-Based Health Programs —  to address the holistic wellness of their community

::  Establishing Peace and Reconciliation Teams —  to address conflicts between families in their tribal community.

I’d be happy to connect with you personally if you’re interested to be our partner at CFP.

Email me: joji@coffeeforpeace.com


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