Cacao Mill for Women's Collective

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Raised by 49 people in 5 months
I have just visited San Marcos la laguna, a small town on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. While doing my yoga teacher training at the Kula Collective, one of our activities was to participate in a "Kharma" day where we offer support through selfless service to the community. During this, I had the pleasure of meeting some of the local Mayan women at their women's collective who make a living from processing cacao. 

Ruk'u'x Ulew (Heart of the Earth) is a women´s collective who began a small cacao business selling their product locally. Their product has now become well known and they are processing shipments internationally. They source organic beans from an indigenous farm in Coban, Alta Verapaz and bring them to San Marcos la Laguna, which is where I jumped in and joined them cracking cacao seeds. The women spend many hours a day processing the seeds by hand and when I asked what would help them they told me a mill would bring many positive benefits, enabling them to employ more women from the community and fill more orders.

All the profits from their cacao go back to the families of the women who are part of the collective and support the local community.

My experience meeting these women was incredibly motivating. Which is why I am asking you to join me in supporting the collective and an initiative that creates lovingly-energetic and sustainable communities that empower the local population.

When coming into contact with such an admirable group of women I consider it an honour and extremely meaningful to my life purpose to give my time to such a cause. With the building of a cacao mill, the women will be in an outstanding position to continue to grow and empower their own population and improve the standards of living in San Marcos.

I invite you to join me in making this mill a reality, even if it's only $5-10, and providing wonderful energy to a place which will maximize those resources and transform it into an ideal scenario of positive community investment.

You can find out more about Ruk'u'x Ulew from their facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/rukuxulewcacao/

and if you would like to order some of their products such as cacao paste, beans, and/or nibs, from their wholesale online retailer store in the U.S., an order can be placed at
http://bsfreespirituality.com/cacao-shop


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Ryan Keating


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Hi everyone! We're entering the last couple weeks of the three month campaign here. I am so overjoyed at how much money we have raised so far for such a wonderful cause! Perhaps we can get it up to the nice round number of $2000 before the campaign ends in early February. Well, if you or anyone you know would like to donate please do so and/or share. It's the final push! Thank you for doing your part for increasing positivity in the world:):):)
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Hey everybody. Thank you so much for all of you that donated to this wonderful cause! We've reached the 1K mark and that's an amazing milestone. Now only a few more K's to go to make this all a reality. I really appreciate all the positive energy already surrounding this and if you feel so compelled to share this on your networks or with family friends that would be awesome. Thanks so much and keep doing all that you're doing to make the world wonderfully spinning around!:):):)
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