Wednesday, January 20, 2010

...i love the smell of coffee in the mornings...

Its been so long but hey some excoting news this end. Investment are selling coffee to help us become self financing and to learn new skills.

This week i went in to Kampala with Caleb and we have purchased coffee from the Mount Ruwenzori region of Uganda to be roasted in Kampala and then packaged for resale. There has been a growing coffee market in Kampala and we are hopeful that this business will be a success. We have already sold the coffee to short term teams that visit New Hope and then eventually to hotels and stores in Kampala. The long term goal will be exporting it to the US and European markets. The pictures above are of IY (Investment Year) students from New Hope who will be learning to run the business. All the profits will feed into that program and will help make it self sufficient.

While the world often sees the growing number of fatherless and orphaned children as a problem or burden, New Hope Uganda believes they are an unprecedented opportunity. Our mission is to work with this generation to “bring the Fatherhood of God to the fatherless” children of Uganda for generations to come. One way we can do this is to prepare our young adults to enter the market place if that is where the Lord takes them. New Hope is now roasting, and distributing coffee in a growing economy in Kampala, Uganda for the purpose of generating income and providing opportunities for the IY (Investment Year) students to learn new business skills and to help offset the IY programs expenses. New Hope Uganda Coffee Roasters' will become a self sustaining business after the first year of operation.

· IY students will learn vital business skills of marketing, sales, and accounting

· Income generation to help offset the cost of the IY program

· IY students will learn how to work as a team

· Project will help expose New Hope to potential partners

Happy new year to one and all.............................


Anne said...

Brilliant concept Steve. Well done to all the IY students and we wish you every success. T-shirt looks good too!!
Love Ma & Pa xx

Wendy said...

I can smell the coffe from here probably because I am fasting it for Lent and I'm just day dreaming of sitting on your porch with a fresh brew in my hand. Hope the new venture goes really well.
Love to everyone