Ndurutu village; Kenya and Hamburg Germany are separated by thousand of miles but united together in a common love for coffee. The community in Ndurutu produces amazing coffee, and the community in Hamburg sells a load of coffee. It is our work to tell this coffee story as fully as possible and support this farming community to rebuild their lives.
The Ndurutu Primary school is situated at the end of a dusty road in the village sorrounded by small scale coffee farms and only 200 metres from the Ndurutu Wet mill. Last year , through our partnership with Nicole & Heinz of Sandtorkai Handel Papenhagen, we shipped 30 tonnes of green coffee to Germany from this community.Ndurutu Primary; I sigh....Years ago i attended this school, like me and the Kedovo gang, the children of the coffee producers from the village know no other place. Far from Kenya's capital, most of the families here still have limited acess to basic services and often cannot afford to pay the stipulated school fees set out by the Board. The Kenyan education system has had significant progress since 2003 when the Kenyan government introduced a legislation for Free Primary School, enrollment increased but it brought with it a major infrastructural problems especially in the rural areas, which unless tackled in a holistic Approach will not be ending anytime soon.
|Arrival of 15 tonnes of green coffee in Bremen- Nicole ready to receive this amazing coffee|
To all the People who believe in our coffee, let us not let these children live in the ruins of broken dreams...
|All you Need to do is Purchase coffee from my People ;)|
Its out of these concerns that we started the project -Renovation of Ndurutu Primary. What could be better than coffee and giving the children of our coffee farming families a great and functional school?? Renovating this school is giving a much needed hope to a struggling community. Changes must start from the roots.
And our work began....
|KEDOVO e.V Meeting the deputy head before the onset of the project|
|learning aid in class ECD - made from old jute bag|
|inside one of the classrooms|
|Survey & Planning|
|The Roof of the classrooms|
|discussions on way Forward- the Meeting hall|
|class ECD & 1, where our Project will begin|
|class 2 & Meeting hall-|
The project would not have been possible without the support of Bingo Projektförderung Schleswig Holstein, and on behalf of my people our sincere thanks.
Time and time again i get frequently asked why these children? Why this community? You have to understand- am one of them, i am a daughter of a coffee producer, their pain is my pain- they are my people. Growing up in our small farm, life was difficult- i can tell you its much harder now than it was for these coffee producing communities. They have absolutely no backup- no publich health insurance, no fully free public schools, if you cant pay for something upfront and in cash, you dont get it at all!And the gang got down to do what we do best....changing lives through economical coffee production and community development.
|And everyone got down to work|
|Fixing of new window and doors|
|Discussing with our Partners in Jan 2016|
The Education for Sustainable Development project is so important to us at KEDOVO e.V, we know we are working for a change, we are restoring dignity and giving my people opportunities- opportunities to afford basic necessities. I believe the economic stability of these coffee producing communities begin when they are given chances and knowledege resources to make a livable income----this we can do by making sure Change starts from the roots..
|and our work continued...|
|my mind..a thousand miles! will i be able to sell enough coffee to Support this community? I worry..|
|welding of new doors|
|Arrival of new School desks|
|sneak Peak ;)|
|Handing over the classrom to the Management & the Board of the school|
|Davie of KEDOVO organising the ECD class to move to their renovated classroom|
|The renovated ECD class|
|with our Team! well done guys!!|
|handing over 2 of the finished classroom to the chairman of the school- Mr George Karia|
|Yes we did it!!! Zackie handng over the 2 renovated classes to the Mangement Board|
And we continued renovating the classes...
|James of KEDOVO Volunteers after a day of hard work|
|some of the parents helping in the renovations|
|And we came together as a community|
|An excited headteacher & the chairman of the Board meets with the gang|
|handing over the next class|
|why would a German sweep classes in Kenya? -Because he believes in our work|
|class 2 settling in their renovated modern classroom|
|remember this class ;)|
|remember the ECD class with the jute bag? ;)|
Lets give their children chances to higher education, chances to see the world
|the hall after the gang descended on it ;)|
|the renovated Meeting hall|
|renovated hall & class 2|
|the finished renovated wing|
For roasted Chania coffee kindly purchase from our Online Shop or visit our offices in Kaltenkirchen. Visit the shop & Cafe 'Ein Welt Laden' located at the VHS in Kaltenkirchen , am Kretemoor 40, or pass by at our stand at the Kaltenkirchener Wochenmark every Saturday from 07:00 hrs to 12 noon.
and our work continues.....