Humanity

We're about more than just granola. Humanity is one of the core principles guiding Coco, Bee, & Nut. We donate 10% of our sales to those in need here in Minneapolis, across the United States, and around the world.

UPDATE: For the last five years we have been helping a single mother family in Uganda & Kenya, Africa. Your purchases have served as a way to pay for housing, education, food and medicine for Betty and her kids. You've helped so much, that they are ready to sustain themselves on their own!

We are currently looking for your suggestions as to how to proceed next with our 10% giving. If you have any idea or connection in the United States or abroad please email: kathryn@cocobeeandnut.com

 

Interested in learning more about the work we do, and the people who've been helped already? Continue reading below.

The Coco, Bee & Nut extended family

Meet Betty, the mother of four beautiful children living in Kampala, Uganda.

Beatrice

Maureen, who is finishing up her University education this year.

Maureen

Gideon and Christian, two very bright grade school boys,

Christian and Gideon

 

 

Humanity: This is Stacy, part of the Coco, Bee & Nut extended family

In 2016, Stacy's mother (Betty's sister) fell victim to AIDS, and tragically passed away. Since then Betty has been her guardian. Stacy has worked hard to become the first member of her family to graduate from university. Since graduation we understand that after a short stint a a telephone company, she has found gainful employment in the office of a dairy company in Mombasa, Kenya.

We first met Betty in February 2016, while on a trip to Kampala, Uganda. She had taken part-time work cleaning rooms at the place we were staying, and we immediately picked up on her strong work ethic and humanity - she was so very thorough and caring about our comfort in a place much nicer than her own. As we got to know her, she invited us to her home - a humble cement block with a single outdoor community bathroom and shower stall shared by 100 people or more.

In Uganda, if you want to have a future, a good education is a must. The only way to get a good education, however, is to attend a private school. This is very expensive - too much for a single mother who has never had that experience herself. Through your purchases, Coco, Bee & Nut has been able to confidently provide the school and university fees for Betty's children.

Over the last 5 years, we kept in touch with Betty and her family through Whatsapp, and sent directly to the family through the app Sendwave, which is a safe and secure way to send money certain countries in Africa and Asia. 

With your support, the humanitarian efforts won't stop with just one family - there is no end to the humanity we can offer when we work together. It's not just about us - it's about everyone.