TLF New Zealand

Our goal is to revolutionise the way we do business by creating a culture of inclusivity in trade. To do this, we are helping create an entire supply chain of coffee that is inclusive for people with disabilities across the country of origin (Mexico) and country of consumption (New Zealand).

While our team in Mexico is working incredibly hard to bring us coffee that is good for human rights, the environment, the economy AND is inclusive of people with disabilities, our team in New Zealand is also busy looking at ways we can create inclusive and accessible employment and education opportunities for people with disabilities in New Zealand.

This includes working towards…

  • Finding ways to support and promote training and employment opportunities for people with differing abilities within the New Zealand coffee and hospitality industries;
  • Looking at cafe spaces around New Zealand, and how we can work together to ensure they are accessible to consumers of all abilities;
  • Celebrating accessible and inclusive business practice within the New Zealand coffee and hospitality industries;
  • Supporting and collaborating with inclusive and accessible businesses;
  • Providing a platform for disabled people of New Zealand (and their allies!) to comment on their experiences within the coffee industry either as employees or consumers;
  • Facilitating cultural exchanges between New Zealanders with disabilities and Zapotec people with disabilities in Pluma Hidalgo.

Keep on eye on this space over the next year as we expand and grow into the future!

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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.

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¡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.
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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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