What is The RISE Friendly Coffee Fund?

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RISE coffee have aligned with Agri Evolve, a social enterprise in Uganda to provide funds to support educational initiatives in the coffee growing communities of the Rwenzori Mountains.

1% of all RISE coffee sales will be reinvested into this coffee growing community to support with educational initiatives including providing equipment, supporting with school fees as well as teacher salaries.

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2,850 DAYS IN SCHOOL FUNDED SO FAR

When RiSE visited Uganda in March 2023 we were shocked to discover that coffee farmers could not afford to send their children to school, even though it costs just £6 a term to send a child to school (on average). From the moment we discovered this, we knew that we needed to do something to help, and the idea of the Fund was born.

According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics 'Uganda National Household Survey' 2019/20 reported that 67.7% of boys and 62.1% of girls drop out of school attributed to unaffordable education.

The 2021/22 Global Education Monitoring Report also showed that 30% of families in Uganda have to borrow to afford their children’s education.

Our aim of the FCF is to change this; by supporting children in Western Uganda with school fees, school equipment and eventually infrastructure.

We'll be sharing more information here about the coffee farmers we are helping, the positive impact on their education and how you can support us, so check back here for more news soon.

How does it work in practice?

  • Dedicated special Projects Coordinator
  • Directly work with a Ugandan community Elder
  • We are supported by a social enterprise

RISE have a special project coordinator who works with us in Uganda, alongside a community Elder who help us distribute the funds to the children in the region that need it most (usually orphans or those less privileged). The community Elder is then able to ensure they attend school as well as track their progress. This enables RISE coffee to govern who we have sent to school, how often they attend and the overall impact The Friendly Coffee Fund has had.

WE AIM TO SEND 500 CHILDREN TO SCHOOL IN 2024

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Friendly Coffee Fund FAQs

At RISE coffee, we reinvest 1% of all sales across all products and subscriptions. The 1% is of sales revenue and not just profit.

We have partnered with an organisation in Uganda called Agri Evolve who had a 'special projects coordinator' who receives the funds and helps RISE to reinvest them back in to the farming community.

Every three months! We send the money across to Agri Evolve to then work with us on where it would best be used. Whether this be directly for school fees, books, stationary or other