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Why Water?

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Our days are flooded with the word ‘why’. You see, we have a 3 year old, 5 year old, and 8 year old. Most questions start with the word ‘why’ and most statements are answered with the word ‘why’. At Three Avocados people ask us ‘why’ questions, too. Here are a few: Why help Africa? Why help Nicaragua? Why do you sell coffee? These are all good questions. They all have good answers, too. I promise. The most frequent question asked is, ‘Why water?’ You see, in the United States, we don’t think a lot about water. For most of us,...

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Clean Water Shortage in Ndejje, Uganda

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Our latest post from guest author and Ugandan journalist, Sarah Tumwebaze, tells the story of the water crisis in Ndejje, Uganda. This story reminds us of the importance of follow-up on past well/borehole projects, as well as the severe need for borehole rehabilitation throughout Uganda. A bunch of children between the age of four and ten run down the steep path that leads to Nakatigi well. They are in a rush to get water and be on their way back home because it’s only an hour to lunch and they have to take the water in time for the preparation...

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One Year of Three Avocados

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Today, we celebrate one year of Three Avocados. April 9th, 2010, was the first day we started accepting orders for our coffee. It’s the day we were officially open for business. And this year, it’s the date we’ve chosen to make a pretty exciting announcement. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with International Lifeline Fund to fund well (borehole) repairs and rehabilitations in Northern Uganda. The initial schedule is that the first group of repairs will be completed by the end of June, with additional repairs continuing through October. Each of these repairs will provide clean water to approximately...

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World Water Day

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Happy World Water Day, 2011! To celebrate World Water Day, we wanted to take a moment to take a look at what is happening without clean water: 1.1 Billion people do not have access to clean water 42,000 people die each week due to a lack of clean water Of those 42,000, 90% are children under 5 In some African nations, mothers do not name their children until they are 1 year old due to infant mortality rates Clean water can change this. With access to clean water: An estimated 10% of disease burden globally can be eliminated Young girls...

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Who Cares?

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Who Cares? Me. With that out of the way, I want to take a second to make a point about charity. I saw some comments today on Lowe’s Facebook page, where they are giving away $1M. One of the organizations that is up for voting is I like A lot. They’re good people. That’s beside the point though… Go check out these comments: Here’s what gets me – The argument that the money should stay in the USA. People are saying not to choose because funds will end up being used in another country. Who are we to...

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