Friends of
The Lucy Foundation

14355001_1246789042022629_5588948199226685199_nPiña Palmera

Piña Palmera is a non-government organisation based on the southern coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. With more than 30 years experience in the field, Piña Palmera’s mission is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.

At the heart of Piña Palmera’s work is human rights, respect for difference and the development of an integrative society. One of the center’s key focuses is changing the way local society perceives disability by promoting attitude change and accessibility within families, schools and local communities. They currently provide rehabilitation services, workshops and education for more than 750 families across 5 municipalities in Oaxaca, most of which are indigenous communities.

“We dream of a society where everybody recognizes and respects differences.”

For more information on Piña Palmera go to:


Cordillera Coffee logo - grey text and mint green mountainsCordillera Coffee

Cordillera Coffee is a joint venture in Colombia that works with Quindío farmers to improve coffee quality directly from the farm. Miguel and his team work side by side with farmers, assessing them during harvest and processing to insure high quality standards of coffee.

For more information on Cordillera Coffee go to their Facebook Page.


Direct Impact Group

The Direct Impact Group is an international coaching and consulting firm. They work with organisations that engage in the development of civil society to deliver the results they seek through civil society experience. They support the formulation and execution of their client’s strategy and develop the organisation’s accountability towards beneficiaries, donors, governments and the public. Darren Ward from the Direct Impact Group has been working with The Lucy Foundation as a mentor and business advisor since 2014. His experience in social enterprise, business, humanitarian work and community development has been invaluable to the Foundation.

For more information about the Direct Impact Group go to:


13934747_286978624998845_3792343123543627909_nCoffee Educators Ltd.

The philosophy of Coffee Educators is to drive passion, to ensure quality coffee training and cafe experiences for all. They aim to teach employable skills through direct access to wider industry and provide practical on the job training in fully functioning cafes.


For more information about Coffee Educators go to:


13403311_1362698747090554_294483924556212693_oFlight Coffee

Flight Coffee is a family of driven people that work together to produce amazing coffee, while always aiming to have the best impact they can on the industry and the lives it connects. Their focus is on coffee appreciation, education, and development. Education is key.

Stay hungry. Stay curious. Have fun.

For more information about Flight Coffee go to:


13907184_1711504962446482_2910523342556626048_nRaw Material

Specialty green coffee from farming projects in Colombia and Rwanda.

For more information about Raw Material go to:


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Congratulations Robbie Francis for winning Attitude's Entrepreneur of the Year award! We're pretty stoked 😀

Robbie won the award for her work founding The Lucy Foundation and driving it forward as an organisation that empowers people with and without disability through employment and trade. She dedicated her award to the memory of Doña Alicia, who died earlier this week after a long struggle with diabetes.

¡Felicidades, Robbie, por haber ganado el premio Attitude's Entrepeneur of the Year (Emprendedor con Actitud del Año)! Estamos muy emocionados 😀

Robbie ha ganado este premio por su trabajo como fundadora de The Lucy Foundation y su esfuerzo por llevarlo adelante como una organización que ayuda a empoderar a personas con y sin discapacidades, através del empleo y el intercambio. Dedicó su reconocimiento a Doña Alicia, quien falleció esta semana después de una dura lucha contra la diabetes.
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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of doña Alicia - daughter, wife, mother to Juan and Hermino and friend to The Lucy Foundation. Doña Alicia lived with diabetes, and slipped into a coma earlier this week. Jess and Ryan were able to spend time with her before her passing and are now focusing on supporting Juan, Hermino and the extended whanau in the coming days and weeks.
Con mucha pena les informamos del sentido fallecimiento de doña Alicia -hija, esposa, mamá de Juan y Hermino, y querida amiga de The Lucy Foundation. Doña Alicia vivió con diabetes por muchos años y entró en un coma a principios de semana. Jess y Ryan pudieron pasar tiempo con ella antes de su partida; ahora lo más importante es apoyar a Juan, Hermino y su familia en estos momentos.
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