"Peaceful Nature" Bringing Women in Action and La Paz farmers together
Peaceful Nature is an important venture between Women in Action and farmers in La Paz to provide sustainable income to families by processing and marketing natural produce from La Paz and artwork from WIA. Through a government program, we have registered PN as a small business which will have access for sales at the many fairs and markets that are organized around the country.
The program will help us to promote products such as coffee, moringa, cocoa and chocolate, basic grains, and fruit (from La Paz farmers) as well as hot sauces, crocheted bags and carved gourds (made by WIA), The program will also give us the opportunity to participate in the various fairs and events that the government puts on around the country. Moving forward, we will be raising money in order to hire two part time employees from our WIA and La Paz programs and in order to purchase a semi-industrial grinder to grind moringa leaves, moringa seeds, and cocoa beans. We feel that this will be our most important initiative to provide sustainable income to our friends in Nicaragua!
Over the years, we have carried out several activities that have brought WIA and La Paz farmers together, which have included shared workshops and educational trips, as well as selling the farmer’s produce at the WIA store. In this same spirit, Peaceful Nature will look to build on these relationships and bring higher profits to both WIA members and La Paz farmers.