HATIAN COFFEE PROJECT
In response to Pope Francis' EcoEncylical, On Care for Our Common Home, Christ the King is selling fair trade Haitian Coffee. Using fair trade Haitian Coffee:
1) helps the Haitian environment by planting trees,
2) mitigates poverty in rural Haiti by empowering Haitian farmers and
3) provides $3.00/bag sold for our sister parish's school in Haiti.
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Farmers are paid a MINIMUM of $3 per pound for crops; we return another 50 cents after crops sell for continued business development. The remainder of costs — 34% — pays for export/import, transport to roastery, warehousing, roasting, bagging, shipping coffee.
Coffee trees have an IDEAL root structure for holding delicate mountain soil in place (taps roots yes, but also horizontal roots stretching for METERS).
In a country where less than 5% of lands are forested, Singing Rooster has planted over 200,000 coffee, food, and shade trees.
Coffee trees are important for Haiti’s environmental recovery for many reasons : because they’re income-providing, they won’t be cut down.
Also, coffee trees are water intensive & therefore thrive in the shade of taller trees (i.e., they won’t cut down trees protecting coffee plants).