Support CFK with Your Morning Coffee! December 19, 2013 by Nick Johnson
If you own a Nespresso machine, now you can support CFK just by drinking your morning coffee!
Our friends at HiLine Coffee Company, who make and sell capsules that are compatible with Nespresso machines, have chosen to partner with CFK by donating some of their proceeds to scholarships for students in Kibera. A small business based in New York City, HiLine has its own community-oriented, grassroots spirit from having to compete with global coffee giants like Starbucks or Nespresso itself. And they’ve decided to give back.
Why CFK — and why scholarships? They explain on their website:
“In Kibera, many families live on one or two dollars a day, and school is an unattainable luxury. Girls who cannot afford tuition are forced to leave school and work, or in some cases marry at a young age. The Scholarship Program ensures that a family’s material circumstances do not limit a student’s ability to excel in school. None of the scholarships provides full awards. Families share responsibility for fees as a demonstrated commitment to students’ academic success.
“The Scholarship Program offers more than just school fees. It fully invests in student development, providing mentorships, counseling, tutoring, career panels, study skills and community service. In 2010, its first year, the Scholarship Program awarded 307 scholarships to primary, secondary and post-secondary students from Kibera.”
Visit their website to read more about why they chose CFK as a beneficiary — and to buy some delicious coffee.