Building New Hope is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh and Nicaragua. In Nicaragua, we partner with a worker-owned organic coffee cooperative, operate two supplemental schools for at-risk youth, and provide high school scholarships for students in need. In Pittsburgh, we engage with local schools and universities, faith groups, farmers, non-profits, community groups, and businesses to promote healthy ecosystems and to spread awareness about how fair trade relationships can help to reduce poverty and inequalities. Our reach
may be broad but our mission is simple: help those in need by providing educational opportunities and fair prices for goods and services

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The Coffee Project

BETTER THAN FAIR TRADE

A coffee worker-owned cooperative in Nicaragua, roasted in Washington, PA.

Building New Hope collaborates with Central Americans to build sustainable livelihoods by linking people and communities with educational and economic opportunities

OUR IMPACT

Every cup of New Hope coffee has a direct impact on families in both
the El Porvenir community and the greater Pittsburgh community.

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El Porvenir has sent their first generation of students on to high school and university

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The community has preserved 2000 acres of native tropical dryland forest, providing critical habitat for migrating birds and other species as well as keeping the watershed and land clean from pesticides and herbicides

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Most importantly, the farmers
have been able to keep their worker-owned cooperative and their future intact

OUR PROJECTS

The Coffee Project

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The Education Project

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Fair Trade Education

In Pittsburgh

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Stories with Purpose

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ABOUT US

For more than 25 years, the Pittsburgh-based group Building New Hope (BNH) has been on the ground in Central America helping agrarian communities achieve sustainable economic opportunities and providing access to education.

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