By drinking our coffee you leave a positive footprint on the world. Each cup of coffee secures school uniforms, quality education and job creating projects in Ethiopia. At IMPACT ROASTERS it is not only something we say – we do it!
Our members’ purchase has secured 1000 school children access to clean water. We have trained around 50 young men and women in sewing and handicraft and by creating a concrete production facility to renew and sanitise schools and communities we have secured them jobs. This is without the many school uniforms, sports clothes, note books etc that we have supplied youth with.
At IMPACT ROASTERS we invest in educational, job creating and youth development projects that have a solid local ownership and support. It is, thus, crucial to us that the projects are thought up by and executed in close relationship with the local people in the area from which we get our coffee.
It started with school uniforms
As 15-year-old Daniel Halalla, IMPACT ROASTERS’ founder had to leave school because his parents no longer could afford buying him a school uniform. Although this was not the first time he experienced the hardships that come from poverty he clearly to this day remembers the feeling of shame and degredation of self-esteem and worth among friends and neighbours and the frustration of missing a whole year of school. The school uniform is a requirement and grant access to education in Ethiopia. This is why MPACT ROASTERS together with locals works to secure all children school uniforms in south Ethiopia. IMPACT ROASTERS furthermore wish to reestablish the self-esteem and worth of children by giving them access to sport activities and through engagement in positive communities.
Lively and inclusive societies
At IMPACT ROASTERS, we believe in obligative communities as a lever out of poverty. This is the reason why we invest into the societies and not just favour the coffee farmers. We experience therefore a great support and ownership in the local communities in which we harvest our coffee and engage them in taking ownership of the projects we run. Because of this close collaboration, we were able to build a water tap station for the school children in Jano Mile – supplying 1000 children water.
You can read more about that project and all other projects on our organisational website Coffeeprint4change