100% of the proceeds from every bag sold of this lovely Ugandan coffee will be donated to the life-changing and life-saving work being done by our friends at Sole Hope in Uganda. What that means is that every bag sold will put a new pair of shoes on a child in Uganda whose feet have previously been ravaged by the jigger parasite so common in that part of the world.
Sole Hope helps Ugandan children live lives free from jiggers while helping Ugandan men and women earn a fair wage by making the shoes that go on the feet of the children they treat. Jiggers are not like any other parasite. The health implications and social stigma that comes with them are crippling to those affected by them. We believe there is hope for the problem of jiggers in Uganda, and the way Sole Hope makes a difference is by helping the “next two feet” at a time become jigger free and remain that way.
So, every time you buy a bag of this coffee, another child in Uganda is given something that will change their life. Enjoy a delicious coffee while knowing much good is being done as a result of your decision to make a tangible and living impact with your financial resources.
Please take 57 seconds to watch this brief introduction from Sole Hope:
About the Coffee
Gibuzale is part of an Arabica-focused area on the middle and lower slopes of Mt. Elgon — an inactive volcano in Eastern Uganda — on the border with Kenya. The Gibuzale Washing Station — where farmers bring their cherries to sell — is the most remote of all the Kyagalanyi (pronounced CHUG-uh-lani) stations. During the heavy rains, access to the station can become quite difficult. Traditionally, long rain patterns have lasted from April through December, but recent changing climate conditions have yielding less rain and higher temperatures.
The average farm size is 0.89 hectares (2.2 acres) and each farmer has around 950 coffees trees. For most farmers, coffee is their most important cash crop, and they inter-crop it with produce for the market — bananas, beans, peas, cassava — as well as for home consumption.