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A dream is realized! As inspiring as the formidable Mount Elgon and the coffee the farms that flank its slopes is the story of Mirembe Kawomera Cooperative in Mbale, Uganda.
"I brought the idea to my fellow friends, Muslims and Christians, and I said we should make a co-op selling our coffee but as well as spreading peace in the world. They were all so happy so we called it Mirembe, which means peace, Kawomera, which means that even our coffee must be of quality. Then we made that cooperative."
The holidays are a time when we are reminded of all that we have to be grateful for—from good friends to good food, the list goes on. As you are celebrating this year, remember to pass on the appreciation by giving a gift that benefits not only the lucky recipient, but the people who made it.