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Kingdom Coffee’s Ethical label ensures that it is not only the coffee producers who benefit from the investment of profits, but in this case, the vulnerable children who live on the periphery of society within the coffee growing regions.
Toybox is a UK charity with a mission to end the injustice of street children, one of the world’s most vulnerable groups.
Kingdom Coffee's support is helping Toybox to:
In 2015 we’ve teamed up with Toybox to deliver our most ambitious project yet, supporting 100 children in Guatemala with food and outreach worker support in an area that has recently been described as “one of the worst places in the world to be a child”(Telegraph 2015).
In Guatemala, the number of children living and working on the streets is alarmingly high. Many children are orphaned or forced to escape to the street after suffering abuse and neglect at home. Others have simply been abandoned by families who do not have the resources to care for them. On the street, vulnerable children are met with the daily horror of living amongst widespread violence, in a country with one of the highest national murder rates in the world. Often, these children are no more than 7 years old and are visibly malnourished. Some of them will not have eaten for days. Malnutrition is extremely dangerous. It seriously harms the development of younger children’s brains and damages their future prospects irreparably. Prolonged hunger is also physically agonising – people talk about hunger pains for a reason.
Kingdom Coffee will become a partner with Toybox in delivering this life-changing work in Guatemala. With a donation this year of £10,000 this will enable Toybox to:
- Provide the resources needed for the street outreach team throughout 2015. Conduct 240 visits to the children in the most high-risk areas in Guatemala City.
- Deliver 100 children across the city a warm and nutritious meal each week, something they desperately need.
- Cover the costs of two street outreach team leader salaries, who can ensure the programme is run as effectively as possible.
Your continued support of Kingdom Coffee means that we can fund vital projects such as this so THANK YOU VERY MUCH! You can follow updates from our charitable partners via our website, Facebook and Twitter feeds.