Sunday, April 29, 2007

Coffee Kids Foundation

Coffee is, after oil, the second most traded commodity in the world. But so many people working in those coffee origin country's do not have enough income to give decent education or basic needs to their children.

Daisy, our senior female Barista at Caffènation, had this fantastic idea to use a part of the tip jar, for charity. Now it mostly goes to our daughter Rocky, but there are so many children in the world who can use some extra support, so we decided to donate 25 dollar a month to Coffee Kids.

COFFEE KIDS has helped thousands of children, women, and men in coffee-producing regions in Mexico and Central America to improve the quality of their lives and build more sustainable communities. Founded by coffee roaster Bill Fishbein in 1988, Coffee Kids is an international nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The staff works with local non-governmental community organizations in Latin America to create education, health-care, training, and microenterprise programs for coffee farmers and their families. The projects respect the cultural integrity of their local partners, foster independence, and promote long-term self-sufficiency.

What is Coffee Kids’ mission?
To improve the quality of life for children and families who live in coffee-growing communities around the world.

Via a link on our blog you can follow all their activities.

Hopefully people appreciate the action by leaving a bit of the change in the tipping jar and so maybe we can in the future increase our donations.

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