DREAMS

Walking with the people towards peace and reconciliation

We are being taught by the Indigenous People in the Philippines to join them as they journey towards their right to self determination.
We will support their view of their future and we will help preserve and nurture their respective Ancestral Domains.

We have learned to respect the dreams of their elders and we are enriched by listening to the visions of their young people.
We will walk with them towards their dream of a sustainable livelihood that respects their culture and dignity as a people.

We are seeing a lot of Indigenous People living on mountains higher than 500 meters above sea level who have existing coffee trees.
We will share a coffee processing technology that would meet the highest local and global standards at Fair Trade prices.

We are invited to look to the future when all the Indigenous People in this land are trading fairly in local and global markets.
We will assist in developing their entrepreneurial skills by practising direct trade philosophies and inclusive business models to the coffee industry.

We are learning that financial resources and monies earned by our farming partners through a successful coffee entrepreneurship may, at times, lead to conflict if we do not prepare them with necessary skills in personal and communal financial planning.
We will journey with community leaders and their people in basic conflict resolution approaches and financial management strategies to ensure the sustainability of their newly-gained economic capacities in the context of their cultural values and customary laws.

PEACE

Peace is harmony with the Creator, with others, with one’s being, and with the creation. The Arabic word salaam, and the Hebrew word shalom basically means completeness, soundness, welfare, and peace. Salaam-Shalom can also be described as the quality of life characterized by harmonious relationship with the Creator, with others, with one’s being, and with …

RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation is focused on building relationships between antagonists. The primary goal is to seek innovative ways to create a time and a place to address, to integrate, and to embrace :: the painful past and :: the necessary shared future as a means of dealing with :: the present. Reconciliation is a place, a locus, …

INCLUSIVE

How we understand this term inclusive At the forefront of this endeavour is clarifying what inclusiveness means. Is it equity? Empowerment? Opportunities? Participation? Satisfaction? A combination of these? Or something else? At Coffee For Peace, we see inclusion as a process and as a goal. We do not, however, close our eyes to diversity as …

DEVELOPMENT

Genuine development, for Coffee For Peace, must be sustainable and inclusive. Or else, we do not see it as development at all! CFP appreciates and supports the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations: Sustainable development has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations …