De la Gente’s mission is to provide smallholder coffee cooperatives with economic opportunities to improve the quality of life of their families and their communities. DLG achieves its mission through three core programs: coffee commercialization, community tourism and cooperative assistance.
De la Gente’s cooperative assistance program is entirely funded by donations and grants. The program works to build the capacity of our partner cooperatives to be successful farmer-run organizations that deliver economic benefits for their members and invest in the continued improvement of their individual and collective abilities. Through farmer-led trainings, materials and micro-financing, we provide access to the resources and knowledge they need for success.