Coffee’s Impact on the Tanzanian EconomyTanzania is a rich country if you consider its wealth in minerals, forestry, wildlife, and agriculture. Despite this, Tanzania is still considered one of the poorest nations with the vast majority of its people living under the poverty line.
There are 58 million Tanzanians as of 2019. Children living in Tanzania are lucky enough to have primary education and reach secondary or tertiary levels.
This is what we hope to change one coffee pack at a time.
You see, Tanzania produces 70% of the country’s Arabica coffee. As of March 2021, coffee exports from Tanzania were valued at $13.2 million dollars.
We play a part in bringing high-quality coffee to the US and profit to Mt. Meru to make this partnership sustainable for many more years to come. It is our focus and mission to help improve the standard of living in the Meru region by supporting the families living and working there, growing their futures and changing lives for the future generations to prosper.
There are 450,000 families growing coffee on farms ranging in size from 1 to 3 hectares. 265,000 hectares of farmland is dedicated to the production of Arabica and Robusta. These farms are found on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru.
Mt. Meru Coffee Project, helps raise the price of the coffee products they produce to a global standard.
The profit generated by this has ensured the incomes of the households involved.
We believe that education is the key to eradicating poverty. To make farming more sustainable, we have made training programs available to keep their skills up-to-date.
You can sponsor a 3 day training session for a farmer at $55. Training programs are held and carried out by the TaCRI facility near Moshi at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
For group trainings: $1100
Successful trainees receive a free Cultivar plant at the end of the training program.
Part of our profit also goes into providing quality education for their children. These ensures that the next generation will have options and a brighter future.
Additional assistance to the region comes in the form of healthcare facilities, sanitation, and better farming equipment.
Our efforts have greatly increased the quality of life for the inhabitants of Mt. Meru and their children.
Sadly, this isn’t enough.
We can’t do it without your help.
Your continued support of our products and the people behind it keep us going.
Here’s how you can help:
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