Going deeper into our values
We have always said we want people to buy our coffee for two reasons, 1) they like how it tastes, 2) they like why and how we do what we do. So rather than turn inward during this time of crisis we are looking forward, being brave and believing that a fairer world is possible.
Despite the dramatic drop in revenues in 2020, we doubled our social dividend into the C2C Fund™ and still delivered on our commitment to build a maternity clinic on Idjwi Island, Eastern DRC (see more below).
Entering 2021, the financial challenge faced by many companies is more acute than 2020. Socioeconomic mobility will be greatly reduced for years to come; climate change is a real threat; and millions of people (both in the developed and developing world) have been plunged into poverty due to the pandemic. So that is why this year Mozzo will be making a strategic shift to shape the future of our business and ensure that we contribute as positively as we can to the world…
We will be turning our C2C Fund™ into a legally recognised charity with Mozzo Coffee meeting 100% of the administration and operating costs. The 3 to 5 year plan is that the C2C Fund™ will eventually own 25% of the trading company (Mozzo Coffee).
In 2005 we set out to transform a value chain, we're not stopping now.
Thank you for joining us, we wish you all the best for 2021.
Grant Lang, Mozzo Coffee Founder
Idjwi Island Maternity Clinic
Despite the most challenging year for so many, we were able to celebrate the opening of the first ever maternity & paediatric clinic on Idjwi Island, Eastern DRC, in December. Built and operating entirely with investment from our C2C Fund™ (at a total cost of £43,450 to date*) it was an honour to join our coffee cooperative partner Rebuild Women's Hope and the local community for the opening ceremony and witness first hand the impact the clinic is already having for the people of Idjwi.
Employing 14 members of staff, in the last half of December alone the clinic treated 44 people, including 28 pregnant women and 12 children with malaria. We've welcomed 6 babies, with 8 more arriving since then! More updates will follow but a huge thank you to all our Mozzo community, every purchase of Mozzo Coffee truly enables a deeper positive impact in the world.
* Clinic cost to date includes build, equipment & 3 months operating costs
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