A Jolt of Health
Students in the University's chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) run a gourmet coffee commpany to fund health care initiatives in a small African village.
The company, Café Cameroon, was founded to help the people of Bawa, a village in Cameroon, Africa, develop a market for their gourmet coffee beans. The company roasts, packages and sells the products and sends back profits.
Profits from the business benefit The Bawa Health Initiative, an independent, nonprofit charitable organization, which uses the funds to provide primary health care to residents of Bawa, reduce the prevalence of infectious diseases, supply clean drinking water and educate the general public about the heavy toll on humanity parasitic diseases take in the developing world.
"There's a big difference between reading about something and doing it," said Daniel Dempsey '11, who served as president of the chapter as a junior.
"We invest our lives in what we are doing and so you're always thinking about what else you could do."
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