Buyamba has the great pleasure to partner with leaders of organizations and businesses such as Lake Victoria Coffee & Tea. Founder Eddie Huff has selected Buyamba as one of his three organizations to "give back" to.
In the summer of 1982, Lake Victoria Coffee & Tea founder Eddie Huff, then a missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), met a bishop from the Church of Uganda who was visiting Holland. Eddie was moved by the story of how thousands of children in Uganda had been left orphans under the brutal and murderous dictatorship of Idi Amin. The nation had been devastated and was in dire need of help from the outside.
In 2006, Eddie received a request to host Pastor Bethuel Dongo in his home through Buyamba. Eddie asked Pastor Dongo to bring 20 lbs of raw, green, Ugandan coffee with him and Dongo did so. Upon getting the coffee roasted in Tulsa, OK, and giving samples to friends, it was agreed by all that this was some of the finest coffee any of them had tasted and that Eddie should get more. Lake Victoria Coffee & Tea Company is a fulfillment of that vision and request.
Their goal is to support Uganda in two ways. 1) Supporting the economy by buying the coffee from the farmers and employing those who will prepare it for shipping to the U.S. at our partner plant in Uganda. 2) Sending proceeds from the sale of the coffee and tea back to the schools and orphanages like God Cares School.
This is yet another great example of creative giving! Eddie is now selling his coffee at Ugandanmist.com