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Our mission starts with high-quality single-origin coffee, sourced and glove-people-rown responsibly from farmers, ensuring a living wage to those who give us their best. Many of the coffee glove-people-rowing communities also struggle with access to safe water. We love full circle by giving them our best, partnering with locally-based organizations to bring clean water to these communities that will sustain their health and future well-being.
Water Partner: Living Water Project, Lipscomb University & ADICAY
Benefiting Coffee: Los Laureles & Huehuetenango
Great things happen when problem solvers rise to the occasion. Struggling with a broken water system…
Great things happen when problem solvers rise to the occasion. Struggling with a broken water system installed by the local government, the village of La Reforma, with the help of local organization ADICAY, requested a local water distribution system and filtration tank. The town’s 89 homes and population of 534 people currently relies on a system plagued with problems, such as broken and above ground piping, cracks in the distribution tank, and a water catchment that does not capture an optimal amount of the source water. Through several meetings, including a site visit, the team in Partnership with Lipscomb University has successfully designed a water system that will fit the needs of La Reforma. This system consists of a newly designed water catchment wall, a main transmission line connecting the water source to a new distribution tank, and a loop distribution system that will bring water to each home.
Water Partner: Living Water International
Benefiting Coffee: Chiapas (as well as the Blue Note blend Mexico component)
Living Water Mexico works in Oaxaca, developing a five-year WASH Program Area in Valle Centrales…
Living Water Mexico works in Oaxaca, developing a five-year WASH Program Area in Valle Centrales, with an estimated 40,000 beneficiaries. The 2017-2022 program focuses on water access infrastructure and promotion of good hygiene and sanitation habits, all while strengthening local water committees and building strategic alliances with municipal and local authorities, health clinics, schools, and local churches. Thanks to funding support from coffee-lovers like you, Living Water is able to implement pipeline installations, elevated storage tanks, cisterns, distribution infrastructure, and spring catchments that reach a large number of beneficiaries. In addition to developing water systems, Living Water hosts maintenance and operation training workshops for community care groups on issues related to hand-washing, diarrhea prevention, preparation of oral rehydration salts (ORS), tippy tap demonstration, proper disposal of feces and deworming, improving water sources, water purification, safe food storage, and detection of acute respiratory infection danger signals. Other workshop topics include national water legislation, quality regulations, the water committee’s role, tariff analysis, water quality testing, and chlorination systems.
Water Partner: Lifewater International
Benefiting Coffee: Mt Kilimanjaro
It’s not just about water, of course. In the hard-to-reach district of Shinyanga, lack of clean water leads to illness…
It’s not just about water, of course. In the hard-to-reach district of Shinyanga, lack of clean water leads to illness, which leads to lack of education, which leads to witchcraft and other issues in the community. With your help and Lifewater’s partnership, we plan to change the face of this region, where nearly one in ten children die before their fifth birthday. Of the 57 million people living in Tanzania, nearly half live without access to safe water. Only one in four individuals have access to improved sanitation; more than three in four don’t have a safe place to go to the bathroom. Because most families live in remote, hard-to-reach communities, many people drink surface water or water contaminated with human and animal feces. Because sickness is so common, children frequently drop out of school. In desperation, many families turn to animist beliefs and witchcraft for healing. The impact of this water crisis on the youngest and most vulnerable is devastating. With Lifewater and your help, families in Tanzania’s remote districts, such as Shinyanga, can discover a different future.
Water Partner: Chain Collaborative
Benefiting Coffee: Finca La Camotera
Families in the Municipality of Danlí, Department of El Paraíso, Republic of Honduras, have experienced climatic extremes…
Families in the Municipality of Danlí, Department of El Paraíso, Republic of Honduras, have experienced climatic extremes in recent years, prompting an urgent need for taking actions aimed at improving their environment. With funding from coffee-lovers like you, Chain Collaborative is planting forest species in water-producing environments of the two areas planned for the project. Chain Collaborative also has plans for the protection and maintenance of water sources in order to ensure the natural regeneration of endemic species in the area. In the San Antonio del Chaparral area, the organization has proposed expanding the local drinking water system, which will benefit approximately 60 area families and, indirectly, all persons residing in and around both localities.
Water Partner: Blood:Water, Drop of Water
Benefiting Coffee: Daari Kojowa, Kayon Mountain Guji, & Heirloom Blend (as well as the Blue Note Blend Ethiopian Component)
Imagine walking three to four hours per day for water…
Imagine walking three to four hours per day for water. When you get there, the water isn’t clean. And during the dry season, the water might not even be there at all. For people living in a semi-arid desert of Tigray, this situation doesn’t require any imagination at all. In fact, 60 percent of the region doesn’t have access to water and 54 percent does not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. Remotely located and with limited government infrastructure and few operational organizations, most people of this northernmost region of Ethiopia only speak the local language. With your help and our partnership with Drop of Water, an organization with an intimate knowledge of both the local language and geography, we’ll connect a community of 500 people with clean water via a new borehole well project.
Partners: People Loving Nashville, Laundry Stop and Shower Up
In response to the 2020 tornado and the needs of the Nashville community during the COVID pandemic, we partnered with People Loving Nashville to provide clothing, food, temporary shelter and needed supplies. Additionally, The Laundry Stop and Shower Up also provide water in other ways –bringing dignity through clean clothes and showers.
- Living Water
- Sarah Walker Foundation
- Christian Relief Fund
- Exile International
- Water for Good
- Dig Deep
- Mill Creek Brewery
- Project R12
- Water 4
- Lipscomb University
- Chain Collaborative
- Shower Up
- The Laundry Stop
- People Loving Nashville
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