Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kedovo and The Millennium Development Goals

 Its been a long time since i updated our Blog. Well  i travelled to Kenya at the beginning of November to visit our Local partner organisation and plan on the way forward for our community development projects.

The last couple of weeks have seen the International community very active in making assessments regarding the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals. What are the Millenium Development Goals? These are goals which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015.

 Kedovo has been focusing on some of these goals that include the Achievement of universal primary education, Ensure Environmental sustainability, Promote ender equality and empower women, Eradict extreme poverty and hunger as well as Develop a global partnership for development.
We have been advocating and facilitating projects in Nyeri Kenya for the last 1 and half years, projects aimed towards the achievement of the MDG's, projects aimed at the achievement of self reliance for the communities of the Aberdare mountains.
We teamed up with a group of journalists from journalists. network Germany, and braced the rain, the muddy paths of Ndurutu village in Nyeri, the village of my birth, and visited my people. The plan was to visit the grassroot communities of my village and showcase the work of Kedovo towards the achievement and implementation of the MDG's. How far are we? are these goals achievable by the year 2015?

Read our story here:Mit Kaffee aus der Armut

Our work has been to train my community towards self reliance, as i only believe that communities can only develop if they are facilitated with the necessary tools, the necessary information, the networks to take control of their lives. In my new country of residence we call this Hilfe für Selbstshilfe.
Our work has not been easy, our work is based on the transparent cultivation of coffee in a sustainable manner, and using the coffee as a resource to get my community out of the cycle of poverty, unemployment, disease and hunger. May the force be with us.
Our believe and promise in Kedovo and Chania Coffee  is to make the production of coffee for my community, economically sustainable.This can only happen if our coffee producers are able to meet their basic needs ! This can only be achieved if we bring in knowledge and resources and networks to these coffee producers; that is when their economic stability begins; that is when their jouney towards self reliance begins, thats when we give their children chances beyond primary education, thats when we head towards the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals.....Share our story.

This journey would not have been possible without our partners Nicole Boedgter and Heinz Papenhagen of Sandtorkai Handel Papenhagen. For their partnership, friendship, trust and patience we will always be grateful. 

The journey would have been difficult without the Roasters in Germany who have and continue believing in us; Kira, Connie,Jonas, Daniel, Thimo, Pingo, Burg just to mention a few. Asante sana.

To the Roasters in Germany, remember with the purchase of our coffee, you give hope to the kids of my village, hope beyond  primary schools, hope to dare to dream and to see the world....Purchase of our coffees facilitates Access to clean water for my people...As usual lets make it happen.

We are currently offerring coffee from Ndurutu Wet Mill - Rutuma Cooperative Nyeri, late harvest 2013/ 2014 F.O.T Bremen- transport to other destination within Germany arrangable at a cost. 
Please contact Nicole Boedtger or Soni Schneidewind for samples, price quoatations and contracting.

The journey continues...