On June 22 at a charity party at Dominikaner during the SCAE exhibition in Maastrricht, Andrea Bianchin, sales director of CMA Astoria handed over a check for US$32,000 to Carolyn Fairman, executive director of Coffee Kids, the non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives and livelihoods of coffee-farming families.
The amount is deduced from the profit made in 2010 by selling Plus 4 You, the Astoria energy-saving coffee machine.
“This cooperation honors us,” stated Dr Bianchin handing over the check. “Astoria redeems important funding for the future development so that Plus 4 You can be a sustainable product in all of its aspects: for energy saving and high recycling of its spare parts and components, along with the financial contribution given in favor of social and economic growth of coffee-producing countries. Coffee Kids has proven over six years of cooperation, its reliability and professionalism, we are therefore proud of assigning you this donation to help the families who stand at the origin of our production chain.”
“The support of CMA Astoria to our program, which started in 2006, has now reached a total sum of over US$75,000: if you imagine that just US$50 can help a family start its own small business to provide an economic income for the family year-round and help confront the dry months, when there is no income from coffee), this means that CMA Astoria has contributed to improving the lives of over 1,500 families,” said Carolyn Fairman, expressing her gratitude.