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For a Common Cause: Children's Wishing Well

For a Common Cause 
“For a Common Cause” is our way of giving back to local communities and regional causes. Every month a member of the CMCR team nominates both a coffee and a cause close to their heart, with $2 from every 250g bag of that coffee sold being donated to the chosen cause.
September 2019
Chosen By: Marg Singh, Production Assistant 
Children’s Wishing Well is a non-profit organisation and registered charity which was founded in 2002. They provide a broad range of services for children and youth from low-income families across Singapore; with services supporting their current educational and daily living needs, and equip them with skills for their future. This is done with the aim to build a strong foundation for them to contribute as useful members of society.
The reason I chose to use this opportunity to support Children's Wishing Well is because I believe its important for families to know that no matter how difficult the circumstances might be, there are charities such as Children's Wishing Well that can offer help and support them through it. This is especially meaningful to me, as it is the very same charity that put me through school when I was younger and I didn’t have my parents around, it provided a great support to my grandparents who were struggling to raise me on their own. 
The Coffee - Umoja, Tanzania 
Appropriately translating as ‘Unity’, in Swahili, this collaboration between Communal Shamba and Mkulima Kwanza has lifted the co-ops’ coffee out of commodity grade, supported a regional health clinic and seen a 30x increase in specialty export - including this lot. A delicious coffee making a real impact. 
Tasting Notes: Stewed Stone-fruit, Tart Red Currant with a Soft Milk-Chocolate Finish.