Finca Java’s Commitment to Community

Finca Java was created 4 years ago as an endeavor to preserve and improve the environment through organic coffee cultivation and reforestation, support the local economy through job creation, and nurture a higher quality of life for those less fortunate in our community of Los Robles. By committing ourselves to practice organic permaculture at Finca El Peten, we open our arms to Mother Nature as stewards of the land. By providing full time, long term employment opportunities to men and women from Los Robles, we affect the economic stability of many families every day.  Yet we also understand that we have neighbors that still live on the margin: the elderly, the sick, the poorest of the poor. For those people, we have reached out in a variety of ways over the years.
Finca Java partners with the NGO Comunidad Connect, local leaders

Roof Installation July 2011

Roof Installation July 2011

of Los Robles, the Ministry of Education, the municipal government of Jinotega, and countless volunteers to improve the quality of life for residents of Los Robles. This is done through two ongoing programs and periodic outreach with volunteer groups visiting from the states. The two ongoing programs are called Proyecto Techo (“Project Roof”) and NicaAgua. Proyecto Techo provides roofs to families who are living under plastic tarps. For many of our neighbors, the roofs we donate represent the first time in their lives to have a permanent shelter for their families. Each family shares the sweat equity with our volunteers while the roofs are being constructed and installed. 6 roofs, benefiting over 40 people ages 1 to 85, have been built over the last 12 months.
NicaAgua is another ongoing project whose prime focus is appropriate water treatment for families in Los Robles. The vast majority have access to well water, but every test we’ve done so far has come back as contaminated. Therefore, we focus on providing an orientation of appropriate water treatment options and the delivery of a 5 gallon water filter for every house in Los Robles. Each household must contribute 16 hours of community service to become eligible for their water filter, as well as attend a workshop on hygiene facilitated by the local health clinic. Community service projects thus far include road repairs, school gardens, reforestation, and a few carpenters have even worked on Proyecto Techo to fulfill their quota. To date, just over 100 filters have been delivered (including 10 the elementary school), benefiting approximately 900 individuals. If you’d like more information regarding our community projects, please contact us today.

One of the first beneficiaries of the NicaAgua Project

One of the first beneficiaries of the NicaAgua Project

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Finca Java’s Commitment to Community

Finca Java was created 4 years ago as an endeavor to preserve and improve the environment through organic coffee cultivation and reforestation, support the local economy through job creation, and nurture a higher quality of life for those less fortunate in our community of Los Robles. By committing ourselves to practice organic permaculture at Finca […]


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