Made in Kenya
by artisan women and farmworkers
Treat yourself to a cup of some of the world's finest coffee. A delicious combination of burgundy and citrus flavors makes for a vibrant and powerful cup of coffee. Each purchase supports artisans and farmworkers at Ajiri in Kenya.
Ground Kenyan Coffee | Fair Trade | The Little Market
- Approximately 8" tall x 4.5" wide x 3.5" long
Ajiri is a Kenyan social enterprise that strives to create employment opportunities for women, and to support the education of the country’s orphan children. The social enterprise works with farmworkers to source flavorful, hand-picked tea and coffee, and supports the artisan women who design its recyclable packaging. Women at Ajiri have the flexibility to work from home, which enables them to take care of their families while maintaining financial independence. With this income, they are able to purchase more nutritious food, bring electricity into their homes, and educate both their sons and daughters. Ajiri provides its workers with fair, living wages and access to beneficial workshops on topics ranging from literacy to nutrition.
Ajiri works primarily with small-scale farmworkers based in the central highlands of Kenya to source this coffee. It is mixed with beans from large estates to ensure a uniform flavor. Kenya is known for producing some of the best coffee in the world.
Kenya has a population of more than 35 million people comprising of 42 ethnic groups, each with its own language and culture, as well as Asian, Arab and European Communities, which makes for a fascinating mix of traditions and cultures. Kenya’s multifaceted culture is expressed in different forms, from its people and language, food, music and dance, art, artifacts, theatre and literature to its ethnic values and ethical norms.
Kenya is among the world’s 30 poorest countries, ranking 145 out of 185 countries on the 2012 Human Development Index, and more than one-half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line on less than US $1 a day. Years of drought in this region have had a serious impact on the well-being of children, increasing malnutrition rates, morbidity and mortality.
Fair Trade Products
Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.