Amani Coffee

Amani Coffee

Amani Coffee is a social enterprise with a primary aim of enhancing value addition skills and knowledge in youth especially young mother and youth with disabilities. The specific objectives of the venture are to; To provide employ and support skills development Youth with special needs especially Young Women and to create a sustainable income to meet 40% Secretariat costs of GLPC as an Organization by December 2024. The goal of the social venture is “An improved income for the organization through coffee value addition by social inclusion in the tourism sector.”

Coffee has been an important crop for Uganda’s economy for many decades.

Uganda, a country in East Africa, is amongst the top coffee-producing nations. The country is popular for growing Robusta and Arabica coffee. As a result, their coffee beans find their way into the hands of consumers worldwide. Uganda Coffee Beans are the finest, thanks to their low acidity, mild flavour, and delightful aroma

What’s the problem?

With over 78% of its population below the age of 30, Uganda is the world’s second youngest country. However, rising youth unemployment is a looming threat to Uganda’s development.

Coffee is Uganda’s most valuable crop, with the majority of the country’s coffee being exported to Europe. Despite coffee’s profit-making potential, many coffee farmers and there dependents living in Kasese, western Uganda, struggle to make ends meet.

Our venture aims at working with farmers and community youth who are mostly from such farmer-led households to train them and bring them into a value addition chain so as to earn more from their products.

coffee processing at the village level

Why is it a problem

Imagine you’re in a coffee café and you’re scanning the wall of coffee bags deciding which you’re going to buy. Whichever coffee you choose, the odds are that you’re paying a high, financially sustainable price for the farmer. But unfortunately, the vast majority of coffee farmers never had an opportunity to get a spot on that wall. Many of the coffees on the wall will come from a large farming business with European and American origins. Because they’re getting good prices, they are incentivized to produce more and more coffee every year.

What are we doing?

The project is addressing skills in coffee value chain, so as many youth as possible can join the business of coffee at all levels. We do trainings in coffee production, strengthened the capacity of agribusinesses and cooperatives to support coffee farmers and cultivated young farming leaders.

We sale our coffee through network marketing social marketing and referrals from one consumer to another, so as to maximize our income. The young people with disabilities work at our collection and packaging centers whereas their young women counterparts support in sales and marketing.

After a sales and marketing training for young women