The fair-trade group Just Coffee will hold a fundraiser Saturday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church to raise money for two new cooperatives in El Aguila, Chiapas, and Coyutla, Veracruz, Mexico.

The group seeks to reduce migration from Mexico to the United States by creating good-paying jobs for Mexican coffee plant growers. It runs a cooperative in Chiapas that grows organic coffee beans that are roasted in Agua Prieta, Son., and distributed throughout the United States from Douglas.

The border ministry Frontera de Cristo is co-hosting the event from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1375 S. Camino Seco in Tucson.

It will feature coffee tasting, traditional Mexican music, dancing, food, a photo exhibit, a silent auction and a drawing for a trip for two to Chiapas. Members of Just Coffee will be present to answer questions about the group’s work.

For more information, call Elizabeth Houle Nelson at (520) 400-3065 or Tommy Bassett at (520) 364-9257.

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