At the start of June, we donated £175.00 to our partners, The Zuri Project Uganda, to support development projects in a coffee growing region in Uganda.
After consultation with our Ugandan partners, we've decided that this money will be used to facilitate a process known as 'gap filling' at our coffee plantation at Kihembe Community Vocational Secondary School.
Since we opened our doors in 2017, we're proud to say that we've planted 1500 coffee trees at the school site as part of our commitment to sustainable community development in Uganda.
We're growing our coffee organically, and due to unavoidable challenges such as pests and too much sunshine due to climate change, many of the trees that we've planted have died.
Therefore, Bright, our agricultural officer in Uganda, has put together a plan to fill the gaps in our coffee plantation with new trees. Moreover, in an effort to combat some of the pests that have been eating some of our trees, we are investing in some organic pesticides that are available locally, to ensure that we don't have a negative impact on the environment or the taste of our coffee when it's ready to be harvested.
Thanks to our recently established partnership with Joshua at Kigezi Coffee Academy, we're very excited about the prospect of bringing our coffee at the secondary school to market in the very near future.