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Distributing 400 nets to fight malaria with Care Plus® in Uganda

Buy one give one Campaign

As proud partners of Care Plus® “Malaria Free World – Buy one give one campaign”, The Coffee Quest strives to protect 12.000 coffee farming families, united in 24 primary cooperative in the greater Luweero area from the Malaria.

In Collaboration with Care Plus® and Antony Mugoya, president of the Uganda Coffee Farmers Alliance, we planned a distribution effort to distribute 400 nets at the Makulubita and Kapeeka primary cooperative.

Tony and staff member Nelson, travel to cooperatives to hold farmers’ meetings to provide education, and talk about commerce. These meetings are ideal events to distribute nets, and educate on proper use and other Malaria prevention methods. So on the 3rd of July, Tony and Nelson set out to visit the 2 cooperative in the greater Luweero District of Uganda.

Normally, the meeting is open to all cooperative members and a significant social and educational event. Due to COVID19, the rules have tightened, and a maximum attendance of 10 people is allowed.

Among the attendants were the leaders of both cooperatives. The leaders are tasted with the distribution of the nets among the cooperative members, and to follow up on effective distribution, we have requested the lead farmers to keep a list on which members received a net.

The feedback from the farmers was very positive. They acknowledge the need for good Malaria prevention, and welcome Malaria prevention as part of their coffee business with The Coffee Quest. Also The Coffee Quest is enthusiastic to continue their efforts to protect all 12.000 members of the 24 cooperative involved, and in collaboration with Care Plus® have opened the possibility to participate to it’s clients too!

Our success story

Message from Francis Kimera, Lead Farmer of Kapeeka (Kaki) Coffee Farmers Cooperative Society Limited located in Nakaseke District in Greater Luwero Sub-region.

Denis Lule , Treasurer of Makulubita Cooperative Society Limited located in Luwero District in Greater Luwero Sub-region is also thankful for the nets.

We invite you to join!

For every container of Robusta (20t) we trade, we want to protect 1 cooperative of around 400 members, by donating 400 nets. The costs of donating 400 nets, is around €3000 at €7 per net and €200 for organizing the distribution.

As The Coffee Quest, we donate €0,05 per kilo we import, contributing €960 per container.

You can become a proud member of the “Malaria Free World – Buy one give one campaign” by:

  • Donating €0,05 per kilo of purchased green coffee, with a minimum of €480 per contract.

Communication:

Care Plus® and The Coffee Quest will support your efforts as a proud partner of the “Malaria Free World – Buy one give one campaign” by:

  • Communicating about our joint effort on social and traditional media
  • Creating a space for your effort, on the campaign website

Join our cause now, and help protect your farmers and their families for a Malaria free world in 2030!

Malaria is a serious problem

Malaria is an infectious disease with highest death toll of all diseases, and sadly mostly in children under the age of 5. It is caused by a parasite which infects the bloodstream and is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito, between dusk and dawn.

The main prevention methods for defeating Malaria are:

  • Clearing stagnant water around a home.
  • Sleeping under a treated Mosquito nets.

Uganda has been working towards defeating Malaria together with international partners and NGO’s for a while now, and much progress has been made to turn a bad situation in a better one. The population at risk has decreased from 50% to 20% from 2020, and death rate fell from 180 death to 60 death per 100.000 people.

But don’t be fooled, world-wide Malaria is still one of the biggest global killers. With 228.000.000 victims it’s responsible for 405.000 deaths a year, and around 40.000 deaths in Uganda. The best remedies against Malaria is prevention, and if we relax now and stop protecting people living with the risk of Malaria, it could easily bounce back up.

With this knowledge, The Coffee Quest has partner up with Care Plus® in their mission to achieve a Malaria Free World by 2030.

After a successful distribution effort of distributing 250 nets at each cooperative during a Uganda Coffee Farmers Alliance business and training meeting, we decided to continue our work and scale up net distribution.

We invite you to join our efforts and become a proud partner of the “Malaria Free World – Buy one give one campaign”!

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