Real People. Real Struggles. Real Stories. For 33 years, Enactus NCC has carried out a variety of projects from coloring books and boardgames to small business consultation and advertising campaigns - all with the mission of providing a hand up rather than a hand out. In recent years, we have partnered with a number of cooperatives, family businesses, community based organizations, and educational institutions. Below are some of the people and organizations we are proud to call partners during the 2020-21 academic year.
Conscious Bean Coffee is produced through a partnership with Café Juan Ana, an association of indigenous coffee farmers based in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala. By eliminating several layers of middlemen, the association is able to pay its members twice the price offered on the conventional coffee market. Formed in 2005, our relationship with Café Juan Ana is our oldest existing partnership. Conversations and collaboration with Juan Ana farmers led to our direct trade approach. With a focus on mutually-beneficial relationships and a supply chain that eliminates non-value-added intermediaries, this approach has informed all of our subsequent partnerships.
Through our collaboration with Rafael Landivar Univeristy, we established a partnership with Mirna Rojas, a fifth generation indigenous chocolatier. Mirna is the owner and operator of Chocolate Doña Pancha. Named for Mirna's grandmother, Chocolate Doña Pancha, represents a family legacy of more than 150 years in hand-crafted chocolates. Part chocolate shop, part art gallery, part museum, Chocolate Doña Pancha realizes Mirna's innovative vision along with traditional values instilled by her grandmother. Through Enactus NCC, Doña Pancha's craft chocolates are sold under the Xela Chocolate brand.