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OUR SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT COMPLETED HER MASTER’S DEGREE IN CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

With much gratitude to Afunyan—our Creator, Tala fulfilled all her academic requirements and earned the Master of Arts degree in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia, USA. Her thesis topic, “Decolonizing and Localizing Peacebuilding Through a For-Profit Social Enterprise: The Story of Coffee for Peace and PeaceBuilders Community,” helps us …

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WE’RE GEARING OURSELVES UP TO FACE THE PANDEMIC THREAT AS THE NEW NORMAL

We have to accept and face the new reality. The on-going threat of a global pandemic is the ‘now normal’ and we’ll learn how to be resilient as we live with it. No, this is not a defeatist attitude. We’re being like normal Filipinos. We face some 20 typhoons a year that devastate our lives …

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CANADIAN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERS CONNECT WITH IP COMMUNITIES

08-17 January 2020. Three Indigenous Communities in Mindanao welcomed the visit of 12 Canadians from Southern Ontario. This is part of PBCI-CFP Inclusive Development Team’s initiative to facilitate the connection between the coffee farming communities and prospective impact investors and market representatives. This relationship-building and social entrepreneurial partnership is based on justice, peace, and reconciliation. …

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PROMPTED BY MINDANAO EARTHQUAKES, CFP LEADERS ESTABLISHES LONG-TERM DISASTER RESPONSE PRINCIPLES

The CFP leaders participated in the PBCI-CFP Tribe’s initial response to the needs of the earthquake-affected families in Sitio Malipayon, Barangay Managa, Municipality of Bansalan, Province of Davao del Sur. The primary objective is to listen directly to the voice of the people on the ground. This will help the Coffee for Peace decision-makers to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.coffeeforpeace.com/2019/12/02/2213/

CENTRAL MINDANAO IS BEING SHAKEN BY A SERIES OF POWERFUL EARTHQUAKES

We need help! We’ve been experiencing a series of earthquakes. Magnitude 6.3 last 16 October. Magnitude 6.6 last 29 October. Magnitude 6.5 last 31 October. 22 people died. 420 were injured. The earthquakes were tectonic, not volcanic — we’re not worried about Mt. Apo erupting. There have been no tsunami threat — the epicenter is inland. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.coffeeforpeace.com/2019/11/11/central-mindanao-is-being-shaken-by-a-series-of-powerful-earthquakes/

THE 2019 SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AWARDS RECOGNIZED CFP AS BEST SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AND FOR HAVING BEST FLAGSHIP INITIATIVES

07 October 2019, The Peninsula Manila, Philippines — The 2019 Sustainable Business Awards Philippines recognized Coffee For Peace for having The Best Flagship Initiatives and for being The Best Social Enterprise. The Sustainable Business Awards recognise companies for their outstanding performance on environmental and social sustainability, highlighting their successes and providing others with examples of …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.coffeeforpeace.com/2019/10/08/the-2019-sustainable-business-awards-recognized-cfp-as-best-social-enterprise-and-for-having-best-flagship-initiatives/

TWO ROASTING MACHINES FROM TAIWAN ARE SET-UP TO ENHANCE PRODUCT QUALITY AND TO INCREASE PRODUCTION QUANTITY

To further build upon the economic sustainability of our farming partners among Indigenous, Bangsamoro, and Settler communities, PBCI and CFP are building shared roasting facilities allowing our coffee farming partners to roast their own beans and sell directly into local markets. Grateful to our Canadian impact investors Our partner, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, started a …

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CFP INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT TEAM HELP ENHANCE BANGSAMORO COFFEE FARMING MANAGEMENT

Sihaya Ansibod leads a Peace and Reconciliation Team to train Bangsamoro folks in North Cotabato to enhance their coffee farming technique. These farmers have heard how some coffee communities we’ve trained were able to win in national coffee quality competitions and were able to export their specialty coffee to international market. They invited Sihaya and her team to share what …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.coffeeforpeace.com/2019/06/28/cfp-inclusive-development-team-help-enhance-bangsamoro-coffee-farming-management/

CFP FOCUSES ON LOVING GOD AND LOVING NEIGHBORS ESPECIALLY ON CHRISTMAS 2018

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM OUR AMA, LAKAN SUMULONG I’m not sure about the actual birthday of Jesus, the Nazarene. Whenever it is, I’ll join the Christians around the world to celebrate the fact that he was born! Here’s what I had shared before about him in one of my posts sometime ago. This is based …

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CFP INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT TEAM FACILITATES DAVAO REGIONAL COFFEE COUNCIL MEETING

The Davao-based members of Coffee For Peace Inclusive Development Team—Joji Pantoja, Aiza Wanay, and Sam Bautista—participated in the 3rd General Meeting of the Davao Region Coffee Council. Joji, who serves as chair of this Council, gave a motivational talk by sharing the lessons in her journey while building up Coffee for Peace as a social enterprise. This is …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.coffeeforpeace.com/2018/07/21/cfp-inclusive-development-team-facilitates-davao-regional-coffee-council-meeting/

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AWARDS WE HAVE RECEIVED AS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

We are grateful for the several national and international recognition awards honoring our farming partners, peacebuilding partners, serving partners, and investing partners.