To empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry.
DONATE NOW TO SUPPORT A SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE IWCA CONVENTION IN COLOMBIA (OCTOBER 2015) AND YOU CAN EMPOWER A WOMAN IN COFFEE FROM IWCA'S 18 CHAPTERS TO LIFT HERSELF, HER FAMILY, HER COMMUNITY, AND POTENTIALLY EVEN HER COUNTRY OUT OF THE CYCLE OF POVERTY.
The IWCA is a global peer network of women in coffee that ADVOCATES for women from seed to cup and PROVIDE access to resources and a forum for connection.
More than 500 MILLION PEOPLE are dependent on coffee FOR THEIR LIVELIHOODS, and of that number, 25 million are coffee farmers who typically live and work in substandard conditions and receive only a small percentage of the actual price that the coffee is sold to the consumer. Women, who represent a good majority of coffee farmers, face additional challenges.
IWCA’s strategy of “Success through Localization” is based upon the formation of chapters in both coffee producing and consuming countries. These chapters form independent organizations following the laws of their own countries. Learn more about our 18 chapters >
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Support the IWCA in developing a sustainable global coffee community. You can become a volunteer or a sponsor of the IWCA and begin making a difference today. Learn more about the opportunities to get involved >