Starbucks Peru Supports Women in Coffee With 8M Reusable Cup Campaign and Origin Grant from The Starbucks Foundation  

  • From March 8 to 12, Starbucks Peru will launch a special-edition reusable cup to commemorate International Women’s Day (“8M”). All proceeds will be dedicated to empowering women from coffee growing communities in the market.
  • Through its Origin Grants program, The Starbucks Foundation will expand its partnership with World Neighbors to support 2,400 women in Peru’s Cusco, Cajamarca and Amazonas regions with improved access to information, resources and financial education.
  • By 2030, The Starbucks Foundation aims to impact 1 million women and girls in coffee, tea, and cocoa-producing communities.

Lima, Peru – Starbucks is committed to acknowledging the crucial role women play in the coffee industry. In recognition of International Women's Day, The Starbucks Foundation – together with World Neighbors – today announced an Origin Grant to promote female leadership, create economic opportunities, and improve access to clean water and sanitation in coffee-growing communities in Peru.

To commemorate this occasion, the global coffee brand is introducing a limited-edition reusable cup nationwide. From March 8 to 12, all profits from the sale of these cups during this period will be donated to the World Neighbors Peru organization, furthering their dedication to empowering women and coffee-growing communities in the market.

"At Starbucks, we recognize the transformative power of women in the coffee industry and within our communities, from our farmers to our baristas. However, our commitment extends beyond mere recognition; we actively strive to support their growth and development, both globally and locally, in the realm of the coffee business. Through partnerships with organizations like World Neighbors, our goal is to make a meaningful impact for women in Peru,” said Cristel Delgado, brand manager of Starbucks Peru.

The World Neighbors grant supports 2,400 women in coffee-growing communities in Peru by enhancing their access to information, resources, and financial education. This initiative, supported by The Starbucks Foundation, contributes to improved diets and family incomes, and promoting community health through sanitation, nutrition, and hygiene practice. The positive effects of this action will extend to approximately 20,000 community members across 50 rural coffee-growing communities.

“We are grateful to The Starbucks Foundation for this wonderful opportunity to expand our programs in Peru. The new grant will allow World Neighbors to reach thousands of additional farmers and their families in coffee-growing communities.  The programs have a particular focus on helping women to start their own businesses, increase their financial skills and improve their lives,” said Kate Schecter, President and CEO of World Neighbors. “The impact of these grants is already apparent and many of the farmers from the first phase will now be training their neighboring communities in these new-found skills.”

“Through our Origin Grants program, we are proud to work with nonprofit organizations across the world to uplift women in coffee-, tea-, and cocoa-growing communities with a goal to create opportunities and ultimately improve lives through the empowerment of women. While we have a responsibility to care for people across the entire coffee supply chain, we know that when we invest in a woman, there are ripple effects and positive outcomes for her family and the larger community,” added Kelly Goodejohn, Starbucks chief social impact officer.

The comeback of our classics

To celebrate the season, Starbucks is reintroducing two customer favorites: Cookies and Cream Frappuccino® Blended Beverage and Chocolate Cookies and Cream Frappuccino® Blended Beverage. Perfect for satisfying your chocolate cravings, these beverages promise moments of sweetness and joy with every sip.

About The Starbucks Foundation

The Starbucks Foundation strengthens humanity by transforming lives across the world, with a focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster. Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law. 

About World Neighbors

Founded in 1951 by Dr. John L. Peters, World Neighbors works with people who are struggling to survive in some of the poorest places on earth.  Instead of short-term aid, World Neighbors creates change that lasts by working alongside villagers, helping them first to identify their critical needs and then to become their own problem solvers. Its mission is to inspire people and strengthen communities to find lasting solutions to hunger, poverty and disease and to promote a healthy environment. World Neighbors has transformed the lives of more than 29 million people in 45 countries. In the last year, over 350,000 people in 14 countries benefited from World Neighbors’ programs.  Visit for more information.