50p from every pack goes to our projects with the coffee growing communities
Starting with 50p from every pack sold (this will increase), our Ugandan projects are with the farming community growing the Robusta coffee. They face the biggest challenges, having spent 20 years living in camps for displaced people during the war with the Lords Resistance Army. During those two decades, they were unable to farm or send their children to school. They could only look on as the war raged around them destroying their homes, lives and livelihoods.
Our primary focus is on educating farmers on how to improve their lives with basic skills (like washing your hands), increasing crop yields (growing enough to be able to sell the surplus) and to help schools and communities provide food for children during the day.
The purpose of our coffee enterprise is to benefit both the communities who grow the coffee and those that buy it
The community is stuck in poverty
Despite the war being over for nearly 6 years, the community is still really struggling to return to normal and rebuild their lives.
Their homes consist of a few huts. There are no toilets or washing facilities and they struggle to earn as little as 20p a day by fetching water.
We will work through the schools and with our existing farmers to extend the knowledge and skills out to the wider community through the schools.
Demonstration homes, compounds, toilets and washing up areas will be built within the school. Gardens and vegetable beds will be created and parents invited to the school to learn to prosper.
Parents will come to school, see what can be done and learn new skills.
In northern Uganda, children in primary school do not eat during the day.
Parents cannot afford to pay for school lunch and schools are unable to provide food for the children.
This results in poor exam results, lack of concentration, absenteeism and - worst of all - girls being paid a few pennies to buy food by having sex.
We will work with the primary schools within the coffee communities to help them grow their own school lunch.
Currently we work with 2 schools:
1. Parabong Primary School
2. Olwal Primary School
Our new school - Vision Hope
This is by far the most ambitious project ever!
Many schools were destroyed and deserted during the war. Now communities are struggling to bring back a good level of education, care for the chidlren and provide for them.
When asked by the amazing people at Black Architecture how they could help, the answer just popped out...
Build us a new school!
OK they said!
Imagine the excitement of the community and the Head Teacher in waiting when they heard the news.
Now we have to deliver it.
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