Mayorga Organics is donating 100% of its online sales to the victims of Hurricanes Eta and Iota.
As we previously reported, the natural disaster caused widespread damage throughout Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala.
In response to those impacted, Mayorga Organics raised $30,000 in just 3 days by donating all revenues from their online sales via their website for a 4 day period.
The funds raised were sent to trusted producers to purchase food, water, mattresses, and other critically needed items.
Given the extent of the damage, the company wishes to support the families and communities further and has set a new target of raising a further $200,000. For every online sale made between 18 November to 31 December 2020, Mayorga Organics will donate 100% of the revenues.
Mayorga Organics was founded by Martin Mayorga and operates with the purpose of alleviating systemic poverty through the direct trade of artisanal organic foods.
Martin Mayorga was born in Guatemala. After a devastating earthquake at childhood, the Mayorga family moved to Nicaragua, where Martin’s father was from. They lived there until the revolution created a dangerous situation for the family. They then moved to Costa Rica for one year, then moving to Peru, where Martin’s mother is from. Eventually, the family moved to the US.
In moving to the US, Martin felt privileged to be able to leave Latin America to enjoy the freedom, have access to education and be open to opportunities.
In 1991, he returned to Nicaragua with his father where he realised it was time to use his opportunities of education and market access to do something meaningful.
Mayorga organics was created, and through its 23 years of being independently owned and operated, the company has built strong relationships with retailers including Amazon, Costco Wholesale, Whole Foods, Giant Foods, and over 2,200 small to national customers.
People in these countries need our support now more than ever. As a Latino who immigrated from these countries, supporting them is a natural response for me. They’re my people.
I started this company 23 years ago with the sole purpose of supporting small, impoverished coffee producers in Latin America that have been ignored and taken advantage for decades. The extractive business model of the traditional coffee industry has caused extreme poverty, and now these communities don’t have what we would consider basic resources.