Guatemala-- IWCA Letter of Understanding signed October 2008 at the IWCA Convention 2009 in Orosi, Costa Rica
- Well-established goals
- Well-defined stakeholders
- Board represents all the coffee value chain
- Alliance with Anacafé - National Coffee Association (administrative, legal, logistics and office space)
- Established annual fees for members
- Defined partnership fees
- Strong, innovative Board of Directors
Monthly Activities and Ongoing Projects:
- Talks, workshops, and trainings about farm administration skills
- Personal development programs
- Field trips, agronomical courses
- Participation of Anacafé´s full program of activities
- Achieve larger membership
- Establish strategic alliances in all coffee regions
- Establish international long-term Partnerships
- Competitiveness - To promote knowledge sharing and personal development among its members as the way to improve product quality and commercial opportunities.
- Sustainability - To position and promote associate members’ coffee in the national and international market as a means to access improved business opportunities.
- Participation - To recognize, support and encourage women to participate in all aspects of the coffee industry.
- Tools - To give women the necessary tools to develop into models of competitiveness at the local and international level.
- Alliances - To empower women in coffee to forge alliances among the entire coffee chain (from seed to cup) as a means to improve their quality of life.
Created August 2006
Legal Structure October 2008
Signed IWCA MOU 2008
Current Board Elected March 2012
Board of Directors:
President Karen Bonifasi, President (Producer)
Vice-President Paola Gudiel (Retail)
Secretary Dulce Ralda (Producer)
Treasurer Esther Eskenasy (Producer)
Vocal Maria Elena Vides de Ovalle (Producer)
Vocal Johanna Timeus (Retail)
Jovita Castillo (Producer)