Courtney Wilson

Profile of Courtney: smiling woman, dark blue sleeveless top with white flowers, blonde hair half tied up, grass in the background

As soon as Courtney heard about The Lucy Foundation she knew she wanted to be part of it. In 2013, she worked with Robbie in Mexico and saw the need for a social enterprise that empowered people with disabilities, not only supported them.

She joined the team in Mexico in early 2016 to conduct research about the coffee project as well as talk to the people intimately involved with the project: the families at the heart of the project, the TLF team and Piña Palmera. Her current work with The Lucy Foundation is to make these stories more accessible and highlight the challenges facing people with disabilities in Mexico as well as the barriers to specialty coffee production.

Courtney has a Bachelor of Communication Studies from AUT University and a Master of Arts majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Otago. She is currently based in Timor-Leste as a communications advisor for a national HIV advocacy NGO and drinks as much coffee as she can get her hands on.

 

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1 month ago

The Lucy Foundation

Buy good, do good! Calling all orders for the next roast of Pluma coffee. When you purchase these tasty Pluma coffee beans, lovingly roasted by Able Coffee Collaborative, you are supporting the empowerment of people with disabilities. It's a win win!

ablecoffee.co.nz/collections/coffee/products/mexicoHey Team, we have a few orders up for this amazing coffee. But we need a couple more to make up the numbers for a batch. Jump online and order today!
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It is past 11pm in Mexico... ever wondered what late night shinanigans our Field Directors Jessica Pantoja-Sanders and Ryan get up to at this time of night? Coffee stuff, that's what! They have an event down on the coast this weekend, so they're sorting good beans, bad beans, moisture testing and roasting!

#commitment #PlumaCoffeeProject #plumahidalgo #inclusion #disability

[Image description: A grid of 4 photos. Top left shows a grain moisture meter device, top right shows a close up of good 'green' coffee beans. The lower left photo shows bad 'green' coffee beans that are chipped and with holes from burrowing Broca bugs. The lower right photo is a birds eye view photo of hands sorting green coffee beans on a wooden table in Jess and Ryan's house]
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2 months ago

The Lucy Foundation

Colectivo Sicarú is a new initiative set up by TLF and a handful of other incredible women, for the women of Pluma Hidalgo. Our first meeting was a low key event, getting to know each other. We are looking forward to future events, workshops focused around creative arts, various forms of education and sustainability. #allwomenwelcome #thelucyfoundation #inclusiveness #educationandopportunity ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

The Lucy Foundation

A couple of weeks ago we had the absolute pleasure of hosting a LUSH New Zealand media event in collaboration with Coffee Educators Ltd. Social media influencers Kate Manihera and Annalee Muggeridge joined us for a night of fab food, fab coffee, and yarns about how to create impact through business and social media.

On that note... there are more Pluma coffee beans available for purchase! For your Pluma coffee fix, head on over to:

ablecoffee.co.nz/collections/coffee/products/mexico
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2 months ago

The Lucy Foundation

"With a little break in the rain, we were able to get out and help one of the TLF families collect coffee seedlings. Here Don Epifanio, Fidel, Ryan, Lorenzo and Ebony load the TLF truck to take the seedlings to Don Epifanio's ranchito (farm)." - Jessica Pantoja-Sanders

#plumaseedlings #plumacoffee #everyoneisincluded #thelucyfoundation
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