3 Benefits of Clean Water. It’s More Important Than Ya Think.

All of our profits go toward well drilling projects in Uganda – as you know. We aim to have thousands of wells dug all over Africa, at the same time spreading the Word of God. Logistically, clean water saves lives. Here’s how:

  1. Every cell in our bodies is composed of water.

Water makes up 85% of our brain, 80% of our blood, and 70% of lean muscle. For men, 60% of their body weight is water; for women, 50% of their body weight is water. Pretty cool, right? kids carry water (2)Can you imagine putting a dirty, muddy substance into 85% of your brain? Heck no! The people of Uganda are constantly relying on sickening water sources. Access to clean, healthy water could change their whole biological make-up because water is simply everywhere.

  1. Water lowers the child mortality rate.

“Water is life. But when water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill. Globally, waterborne illnesses are a leading cause of death for children under five, killing nearly 1,000 children every day.” – UNICEFusa.org

Water is in every part of our bodies, and children are growing constantly from age 0 to 25. Conclusion: Water must be a huge component in the development of the brain and body. Kiddos in Uganda are starting life being used to unsanitary water and growing up thinking their habits are healthy ones. Only after a well is dug and new practices are taught does it become clear that drinking clean water can drastically change child growth and health.

  1. Water encourages the growth of communities.

When a well is drilled or a new way of purifying water is presented, the community comes together. With the increase in strength and mental awareness from drinking safe water, the people can be more effective in developing their cultural and village life. As the community grows and develops, the door opens for churches to grow as well – bringing God into the lives of hundreds.

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.

 Revelation 22:17

Throwing it Back to 2014

We produced this video during a mission trip in July, 2014. The footage is effective showing the joy which clean water can bring to a whole community – and you can help! With every cup of Ugandan Gold Coffee, three hundred cups of clean water are given to a community in Uganda. What does this mean? All of our profits from selling coffee are used to fund the drilling of wells all over Uganda, giving these people in Africa a second chance at life. Check out our products on the Purchase page!

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

I Usually Don’t Like It Black… But When It’s Ugandan Gold Coffee I Do. A Word from Lindy, the Cream Lover.

6f0c4355-2As a budding high school student, I never enjoyed the taste of coffee. It was bitter, made me jittery and frankly was just too expensive for my small saving account. That all changed spring semester of my first year of college when I desperately needed a pick-me-up at 11:30 at night with 2-3 more hours of studying to go. I would do the usual– dump creamer into the disposable cup filled with the hot, brown liquid until it tasted more like creamer than coffee but hey, it gave me t10524062_742487679145572_202635359_nhe kick I needed.

By the summer, I was hooked on coffee. I needed at least one cup a day to avoid the caffeine headache but I didn’t want the black stuff. I wanted the tan goodness that tasted like French Vanilla. When I started college for the second year, I was still having my coffee that way and I enjoyed it more than the average person, just never black. Next thing I know, I am a private contractor for a coffee company called Ugandan Gold and they are asking me to sell their product. But the dreaded question was asked – have you ever tried our coffee? The answer was unfortunately, “No, but I’ll give it a shot.”

My bosses arrived the next week with samples but they did not bring any creamer to dull the bitterness I always tasted (I mean, who wouldn’t bring creamer?). I didn’t want to be rude so I was obliged to taste some, very nervous of what my stomach would experience in the 3-5 minutes we all had coffee. I braced myself for impact as I took my first sip, expecting the bitterness and cowboy coffee taste. Luckily, I experienced quite the opposite. The drink was delicious. The kind of beverage that didn’t just warm up your stomach but warmed up your whole soul.

Since that first sample, I am an absolute fan. I found myself in my car on the way to market to buy my own bag (more affordable than other brands, by the way) and I am now obsessed. Every morning, my joy is my Ugandan Gold Coffee with a little creamer (sorry, I can’t help myself). There is little residue in the bottom of the cup, the consistency is always smooth, and it makes my entire being happy. It gets me through my morning classes. If I, the reluctant fan of coffee, can appreciate Ugandan Gold Coffee, you can, too.

A Letter From Uganda: Update on Kakindo

20161003_112520first-drink-of-clean-waterA few weeks ago,  Herbert Asiimwe, CEED/Ugandan Gold Coffee’s General Manager of Ugandan Operations, sent us an email updating the Ugandan Gold Coffee organization on the results of our drilling team’s efforts at drilling a well in Kakindo. Here is what he sent us:

Hello,

Mukama asimwe!   (Means “Praise the Lord” in Runyoro, the local language).

We have another well finished today.

The Kakindo community have an excellent new borehole in their village.  The people are so happy for the borehole. (See pictures.)

installing-pipesThis new borehole will serve more than 1200 students and pupils from the 3 neighboring schools plus the community of about 100 households, including the Moslem congregation with their mosque neighboring the new borehole.

The borehole is 140 ft hole with 80 ft of water and with very good recovery rate.

We have installed 100 ft pipes in this well and the water is very clean right from the beginning.

The community has elected a water source committee with Fred being the chairperson of the new well.

(Many thanks to the Connoquenessing Valley Elementary PTO and Grace Church of Harmony, PA for funding this well under the leadership of one elementary student who wishes to remain anonymous!)

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Borehole location:

Kakindo Church of Uganda/Primary School in Kakindo village, Bulindi parish, Kyabigambire subcounty in Hoima district.

Coordinates:  N 01 27.675′   E 031 26.210′

Thank you and God bless.

Praise God for such an amazing opportunity to bring clean water to these beautiful people! Want to help out? Buy our coffee here: http://www.ugandangold.com/purchase/shop/ and your money will go towards bringing new life to the people of Uganda.

Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.

Psalm 47:1

We’re Brand New and We Need Your Help – a Note to our Supporters

img_0132644391_744315062284280_5977227607398061277_n 10524062_742487679145572_202635359_nFaithful followers and supporters of Ugandan Gold Coffee, we are happy to announce a change of style. Our board has recently hired on two private contractors, JP Popham and Lindy Bowser, and their ultimate goal is to find the best ways to reach you, our readers. As entrepreneurship majors at Grove City College, we hope they can use all their education to redesign our website and revamp our social media sites. So, what would you like to see?

As a nonprofit, finding new audiences can be pretty tricky. There is a fine line between selling too much and not selling enough. We want to emphasize the fact that we are different from most other coffee brands because our coffee provides clean water. How can we implement this mentality into all of our online platforms? What kind of blog posts do you want to see? Lindy will be writing posts which are focused on updates in Uganda and explain the true impact clean water has on a village. Her goal is to communicate in an understandable and memorable way, so that you will want to hit the share button.

JP is taking the bull by the horns with our website (keep your eyes peeled for a new design). What do you think makes an attractive website? He hopes to incorporate a clean design with beautiful photos to pull the reader in to browse the new blog and online e-commerce page. Both JP and Lindy are aiming to sell as much coffee as possible between now and Christmas because the sale of coffee enables us to fund more clean water projects. It is through the drilling of these wells that we save and change lives. What would motivate you to buy more coffee?

Our cause is a noble one and we hope to get the word out about what we are doing to thousands upon thousands of people – and we definitely need your help. What do you like to see when you browse Facebook? Please do not hold back, be honest with us. What do you dislike about our current social media plan? What bothers you about our website? Let us know below in the comments section or shoot us an email. We will greatly appreciate any feedback!

 

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:27