Marie Michael Library

Title

Strong Coffee: The Story of Café Femenino

Length

48 min.

File No

205

Format

DVD

Description

There are thousands of coffee farms in Northern Peru with approximately 30% of the employed being women. The culture of machismo has shaped the attitudes towards Peruvian women in these farming areas with large percentages living in poverty and experiencing violence. It is this repression that drove women to create Café Femenino, a women's coffee co-op. The co-op gives the women some financial independence, improves relationships between women and men, increases the levels of education and improves the quality of life.

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