Portland Roasting donated proceeds from the sale of Tanzanian coffee to the Jane Goodall Institute towards efforts preserving chimpanzee habitat in the Gombean National Forest.
In 2010, the Temeke Primary School in Tanzania gained access to clean drinking water after funds were raised in Portland during the 2010 Walk for Water in conjunction with UN World Water Day.
The primary school’s hand pump broke several years ago, and since then more than 1600 children have had to bring water with them to school—often walking up to 3 hours a day just to get water. In partnership with Water for All and Portland Global Initiatives, we completed a deep solar water well that operates around the clock. Attendance is now up at the school and they even have enough water to grow a vegetable garden.
Portland Roasting is the proud presenter of this event held annually in March. More than 1 billion people, 1 in 8 worldwide, do not have access to clean drinking water every day. When you introduce water into a community without, the transformation is immediate.
These projects support the following Millennium Development Goals:
#2, achieve universal primary education
#3, reduce child mortality
#6, combat malaria and other diseases
#7, ensure environmental sustainability