GODFREY WOTEA farms on a small plot of land on Mt. Elgon in Uganda that was left to him by his father. His family has grown coffee for generations, but their farming methods and lack of resources meant they didn’t grow much, and what they did grow wasn’t high enough quality to earn a good income. Godfrey and his wife Irene struggled to support their children and send them to school.
But with your help, things have improved for Godfrey, Irene and their children!
They’ve learned important techniques for growing coffee, like pruning their coffee trees and only picking coffee cherries when they are ripe red. They’ve also learned about post-harvest processing steps — like pulping and drying — that help preserve the quality of their coffee.
Now Irene and Godfrey are able to provide for their family and send their children to school.