80% of cervical cancer cases are in the developing world and is the #1 cause of cancer death for women in low-resource settings, including coffee-growing communities. They simply do not have access to adequate screening and treatment facilities due to lack of resources. With Grounds for Health “Single Visit Approach,” they are trying to resolve those key problem areas. In addition to the low cost approach that allow women to be screened and treated in the same day, the Grounds for Health program trains local medical personnel in order to continue the efforts of the program for years to come. The program is currently implemented in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Tanzania with a three-year commitment from the Grounds for Health organization.
Grounds for Health is making large strides involving the coffee industry and women in the farming communities, and we’re proud to support their cause. To learn more, visit GroundsForHealth.org.
How Carrboro Coffee Roasters is Getting Involved
Through the Grounds for Health coffee auction, green coffee brokers and farmers donate a variety of high quality coffee beans. Roasters bid on the coffees and 100% of the proceeds go towards Grounds for Health programming. Over $100,000 was raised to continue the work of promoting life-saving health care for women in the coffee world. By bidding in the auction, Carrboro Coffee Roasters helped support cervical cancer screening and treatment and introduce sustainable medical practices to rural communities in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Tanzania. Carrboro Coffee is excited to offer this coffee bought through the Grounds for Health auction this year; Nicaragua Matagalpa from the CECOCAFEN Co-Op That will help buy supplies for thousands of women!