Our story & purpose
Kickstart Coffee is a Community Interest Company with a mission to sell specialty coffee in order to empower the next generation in Uganda through education. The company's inception dates back to the year 2002 when Hannah visited Uganda as a student nurse. In 2019 Hannah, the founder of Kickstart Coffee came across a bag of coffee and had a visionary idea to establish a coffee business that could sustainably support the school she had been actively backing since 2008.
All the proceeds from our coffee sales are dedicated to funding the salaries of teachers and staff at these schools. This support enables children to attend school without the burden of school fees, fostering a safe and nurturing learning environment where they can thrive.
Our long-standing partnership is with The Early Learning School in Entebbe, an organisation that Hannah and Alison have been passionately supporting for the past 18 years. The school is registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation known as 'Love and Care for the Child Ministries.' In addition to educational support, this NGO also provides food and schooling assistance to the local community, particularly to single mothers and their children.
We are immensely grateful that each cup of our coffee is contributing to changing lives for the better. In the attached photograph, you can see Alison (on the left), who has been actively involved in fundraising and supporting the NGO alongside Hannah since 2008. Reuben, Hannah's son, enjoys visiting his friends in Uganda, further cementing the bonds of friendship. Agnes (on the right) serves as the Director of the NGO and The Early Learning School in Entebbe, playing a pivotal role in our shared mission.