The women were quiet. They had no political voice, no authority, and no protection from violent abuse. Without education, they were forced to watch their own children endure the extreme poverty that plagued their rural homes. But at a local coffee farm, seeds of hope began to blossom. Café Feminino provided the local women with safe working conditions and stable incomes while classes continue to equip them with valuable life skills, leadership training, and the ability to affect change. As the men see their wives, sisters, and daughters taking action within the community, their own perspectives begin to transform, slowly accepting this positive cultural change. Loud cries for gender equality now replace the once silenced voices of oppressed women. When you pour a cup of Café Feminino’s rich coffee, you join WAR, Int’l in celebrating the empowerment of women and the security of South American families.