Socially Conscious Coffee® (SCC) is a nonprofit organization that provides education, promotes sustainable prosperity, and fosters healthy coffee harvesting communities.
Socially Conscious Coffee created a model that's breaking the cycle of poverty and illiteracy in coffee harvesting communities. In 2002 we spoke with coffee harvesting men and women in Encruzilhada, Bahia, Brazil. Although they work very hard, they didn't learn to read and write as children. So, their only choices growing up were to be farm laborers or maids. They shared their dreams for their own children -- an education, health care, good nutrition, safe water, and the chance to work hard to be anything they can imagine when they grow up. And so Socially Conscious Coffee was born. We built and operate a school and community center in this community called the Educafé. We provide:
- education for children, adults, and the community;
- health, water, and meal programs; and
- entrepreneurship programs.
Our global vision: All people of coffee harvesting communities are safe, healthy, educated, and prosperous.
Check back soon for information about our expanding programs - in Brazil and beyond!