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Our Founder

In January of 2010, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Uganda. It was a trip that forever changed my life. It opened my eyes to a world that I never knew existed. It opened my eyes to things that I thought only existed in a National Geographic special. A world where people actually live in mud huts. A world where children are literally starving. Where the nearest water source is a mile away. And you'll get sick if you drink it. A world where orphans are raised by the village. A world rampaged by AIDS, malaria, and thousands of other things I couldn't even imagine.

There was a moment during that trip where I sat on a bus and stared out the window at a young man that was about my same age. I looked at him as he lay under a tree in complete exhaustion. It was a defining moment in my life. A moment where I realized that everything I had was completely by the grace of God. I understood that I was no different than he. That I certainly had not done anything to deserve to be born in the United States with endless opportunities placed in front of me. It was the moment when I realized that I wanted to do something to try and help the less fortunate of the world. That I wanted to make a difference because of what I had been given.

With that in mind, I started Three Avocados. It's my goal to create something bigger than myself...something that can have a lasting impact on the poor, the homeless, the addicted, the less fortunate. And I ask you to join me. I can't do it alone, but together...together we can.

--Joe Koenig