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THE CHIKONDI STORY
Chikondi (chee-KOHN-dee) = love.
At Chikondi Coffee, we’re all about giving love. For the past five years in rural Zambia, we’ve watched a community blossom & grow with the transformative power of love.
Chikondi Coffee was born out of our desire to sustainably give love more deeply to more people. We want to make a generational impact by putting that same life-changing love in something you drink every morning -- your coffee cup. Sourced from the beautiful country of Zambia, Africa, Chikondi Coffee is the delicious way to make a real, lasting difference.
In many rural Zambian villages, the cycle of poverty affects nearly every aspect of life & community. Little access to clean water, hygiene & sanitation, education, and rural labor force has spun a web of problems keeping communities hopeless and stationary.
Development Indicators for rural Zambia will tell you that the majority of people live with HIV, children are malnourished, gender equality is low, access to education is limited, and clean water, sanitation, and hygiene is hard to come by.
Numbers say one thing but stories bring numbers to life. The reality in rural villages in Zambia is survival. Every day is about having the basic necessities and surviving preventable diseases. There is no room for hopes, dreams, or goals, because focus on now is necessary for survival.
Drink coffee and transform lives. It's that simple.
This coffee is direct-trade, specialty coffee - which means farmers are paid a fair wage for their craft and the coffee is really good.
100% of the proceeds from this coffee go to fund projects in rural communities in Zambia.
Chikondi Coffee is a venture in partnership with Love Abounds, designed to increase the sustainability of their love giving, hope inspiring, life changing projects in Kunchubwi Village. Love Abounds chooses to focus on building communities and empowering generational change through giving love. The organization has made a home in Kunchubwi Village — choosing to give love in this community day in and day out. What does that look like?
- A home for abandoned and orphaned children - providing a loving and caring home and family for 16 children.
- Drilling borehole wells in the most-needed areas for clean drinking water. To date, we've drilled 12 boreholes in rural Zambia.
- Chicks Empowered, empowering female entrepreneurs through chicken farming. Since 2015, Chicks Empowered has increased livelihoods of a community of women by over 300%. Stable income = education for their children, building structurally sound homes, and always food on the table!
- Building a community hub for the people of Kunchubwi Village to have fun, learn, and gather.
Watch the following video to see Love Abounds' in action and go to the website to learn more: www.aboundinlove.org
Our mission at Chikondi Coffee is to be a bridge of love between YOU and the rural villages where our coffee is grown.
And the impact has already begun. The work of Love Abounds is already changing lives in rural Zambia. Chikondi Coffee connects your home to Kunchubwi Village in a delicious and sustainable way. Every bag sold of Chikondi Coffee directly supports Love Abounds’ growing projects in Zambia. From your mug straight to Kunchubwi Village — we’re giving love, inspiring hope, and changing lives.
Coffee is one of the best ways for people to connect.
By having a cup of coffee together, we connect to each other. But on an even deeper level, when we drink coffee, we're connected to all of the people involved in getting this coffee from the bean to our cup.
Sadly, many coffee farmers face terrible exploitation in the coffee process. It's time for this to change, and for us to go even beyond what most people would call 'fair' trade. With this specialty Zambian coffee, we have the beautiful opportunity to do just that.
Based on exports, Zambia as a coffee origin is only about 30 years old. And for specialty coffee - the good stuff - it's really only a few years old. So when you join this project, we get to make history together. Of course the climate is wonderful, the elevation is great... Zambia has all of the right pieces to produce some of the best coffee on the continent.
This is about so much more than coffee. It's about love. It's about hope. It's about transformation. And coffee is the vehicle, a very tasty vehicle, that gets us all there together.
David & Bethany Morgan, Founders of Chikondi Coffee & Love Abounds
Justin Minott, Coffee Guru
Carson Matthews, Operations Extraordinaire
THE TIMELINE & PLAN
We’re ready to press “go” on our first shipment of Zambian coffee. We’ve studied the coffee landscape of Zambia, picked out the most delicious beans, and have partnered with a local NC roaster. We hope to have our first batch of coffee by the end of May ready to ship to you!
Our Zambian coffee story is just beginning. Long term, we plan to partner with local Kunchubwi Village farmers to grow our own life changing coffee. This will be a win-win for us all. Farmers will be taught how to grow specialty-grade coffee, earn more income than traditional farming, and we’ll know by name the farmers who planted, cultivated, and harvested the beans in your mug.
HOW YOU FIT IN
Your support of this campaign helps us do a number of things:
- Buy our first shipment of coffee and bring it to North Carolina
- Develop the systems to get the coffee from a green bean to roasted and in your home
- Take a secondary exploratory trip to Zambia, to identify, organize, and begin training coffee farmers in Kunchubwi Village
We're inviting YOU to help Chikondi Coffee bring the love back to your mug by supporting this Kickstarter campaign.
Back the campaign, and share it with any human you know who loves coffee or making a difference, or ideally one who loves both of those things together.
Join us on this adventure to give love, inspire hope, & change lives. We couldn't (and wouldn't want to) do it without you!
Risks and challenges
It takes a lot to go from the bean all the way to a delicious cup of coffee in your cup. Because of that, there are a lot of details to sort out along the way. Thus, the primary risk is that it could potentially take longer than anticipated for you to get your first shipment of coffee.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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