WHY WE CARE ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE
Having lived in Brasil as a missionary in the late 80's Anna was forever changed from her times spent in the slums of Fortaleza, Ceara. "I met some of our best friends in these places and it has become part of my life mission to help people make dignity a choice and feed their families and in some way help children who are orphaned and abandoned or have been forced out of their homes. I personally had my heart broken from what I have seen in Brasil and the Philippines and we in New Zealand are incredibly privileged with the life choices and opportunities made available to us through birth in NZ. Business became a strategy for me to earn finances to reach out and to make a difference. I love to also make regular trips into the lives of underprivileged in the third world to do what ever I can to give a hand up, help out and vision of hope for a better future.
Not being part of the solution to alleviate human suffering is just not an option for me.
Projects involved with are not just in coffee communities but with the people we have made relationships with over the years. Coffee Lab currently regularly help support an orphanage in the Ukrane - Living Pearl.
Over the years Coffee Lab and Planet Espresso have been involved in micro enterprise business help, education, building homes, community toilets, feeding, visiting and whatever we can do to make a difference. Anna is looking forward to helping rescue beautiful young girls from sex traffickers this year into a life as normal as possible. We get to the coal face and go out into the lives of these beautiful people who need someone to care. It takes money to do this and our business is a tool for that.
Thank you for helping us help others through supporting our business.