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In rural areas—where most of the world’s hungry and malnourished live—women are responsible for the majority of post-harvest labor. In Sub-Saharan Africa, women produce between 60 to 80 percent of basic foodstuffs, both for home consumption and for market. Technologies reducing the drudgery and time needed to complete such tasks have an immensely positive impact on rural communities.

CTI’s Ewing grinder is an affordable, hand-operated burr mill that can produce flour from grain or a creamy paste from roasted nuts.

Our grinders are equipped with heat-treated burrs that never require sharpening and withstand long-term wear—rarely requiring replacements. They were designed to be assembled in minutes, and can be cleaned equally as quickly. Capable of making peanut butter, cocoa butter, maize or millet flour, and dozens of other products, CTI's multi-crop grinder opens new opportunities to pursue microenterprise. Alternative enterprise opportunities are incredibly valuable, allowing families to gain an income, empowering women to participate in economic life, and contributing to food security by increasing incomes and local food production.

We designed the Ewing grinder to help farming families in rural areas process crops for home consumption or for small enterprises. Our grinders:

  • Reduce the drudgery and time associated with traditional processing methods
  • Produce high-quality, value-added products
  • Provide a means for microenterprise
  • Lead to richer participation of women in economic sphere
  • Strengthen food security as a result of increased incomes and productione

In 2015, we are launching an initiative to focus on helping women entrepreneurs kick-start food businesses in Senegal. From our distribution hub in Senegal, we will work with women’s associations across the country, equipping women-led microenterprises with a CTI grinder, business training, and ongoing mentoring to raise their incomes and their status as community leaders. CTI will continue to provide one-on-one mentoring while the women get their businesses off the ground.

Ewing IV Grinder

Ewing Grinder

We ship our grinders globally, and provide resources to other organizations who want to use our grinders in their programs. When you order a grinder, you receive a grinder manual, grinder training (either in-person or via Skype), and customer support via phone or email.

Subsidized Price (grinder must be purchased for a social cause): Shipped within the US, 2-5 day shipping - $210
Shipped outside the US, 6-20 day shipping - $280

Full Price (with 30 percent of proceeds supporting CTI’s mission): Shipped within the US, 2-5 day shipping - $300
Shipped outside the US, 6-20 day shipping - $370

**Prices include cost of grinder and shipping and handling. All grinders will be shipped by USPS, unless otherwise requested. International shipping costs may vary depending on country location. Multiple grinder orders may have reduced shipping costs depending on quantity. Grinders will be shipped from CTI upon arrival of payment. 

Ewing Grinder Operator Manual (PDF)