3 Avocados: How a cup of coffee can provide clean water to a child in Uganda

Last Modified: Fri Jul 01 2016 17:24:41 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • Feb-2010
    Year that Three Avocados was founded as a non-profit organization in order to provide a creative solution to ending the global water crisis, starting with Uganda.
  • 100%
    of their net proceeds provide clean water. The aim is to provide coffee lovers with a product that enables them to make a 100% socially responsible choice when purchasing coffee.
  • 3
    The number three the Avocados in the name was inspired by a beautiful widow in the village of Bulopa, Uganda, who literally gave all she had - three avocados - to the founders so they could eat, without regard for her own well-being!
  • 600 million
    people on this earth do not have access to clean, safe drinking water. The water they do have comes from unprotected sources, and often carries bacteria and diseases such as E. coli, Cholera, and Hepatitis A.
  • 63
    children die in Uganda each day from lack of clean water.
  • 4
    miles, that young girls and women walk each day in most countries to fetch water, often using a 40 lb jerrycan. And this is not even clean water. In addition to missing school, young girls and women often face the risk of assault while collecting water.
  • 20,010
    people in Uganda now have access to clean water. All the projects that delivered these outcomes were funded from the profits through selling coffee.
  • 100%
    Arabica beans - from which the coffee is made. The beans come from Mt. Elgon in Uganda. Mt. Elgon borders Kenya and Uganda, and much of the highly praised Kenyan coffee is grown on the same mountain.