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.
We're about more than just granola. Interested in learning more about the work we do, and the people we've helped already? Continue reading below.
The Coco, Bee & Nut extended family
Meet Betty, the mother of four beautiful children living in Kampala, Uganda.
There's her daughter Maureen, who is finishing up her 2nd year at University,
Gideon and Christian, two very bright grade school boys,
And Stacy, the newest addition to the 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. She is now working her first post graduate job at a telephone 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.
To make ends meet, Betty sells second-hand clothing and makes jewelry and candles, packaging them expertly. A set of 8 candles sells for only 70 cents apiece - not enough for this single mother of 4!
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 all four children!
Over the last 5 years, we have kept in touch with Betty and her family through Whatsapp which has been a Godsend. We have also been able to send funds 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.
Get in contact with us here to see how you can get involved, or start shopping here and know that with every purchase you make you're helping grateful individuals live their everyday lives.