Jhai Coffee House is the world’s first completely philanthropic coffee roaster & café, located at the source. Jhai educates farmers on specialty coffee practices, purchases directly from farmers & invests 100% of net profits into water & hygiene solutions at schools within the community.
We believe access to clean water is a fundamental human right; our mission is to bring 63 schools on the Bolaven Plateau hygiene education and clean water by the end of 2015.
Water & Hygiene: In 2013-14, partnerships with the Lao Government, JCFC & private water filter company, Terra Clear, enabled Jhai to serve 18 schools, totaling 2678 children. These schools now have water purification filters and have completed Jhai’s hygiene (WASH) program. Jhai also installed 4 Unicef-manufactured clean water pumps at schools that previously had no access.
Jhai’s artisan cafe and roaster has now been serving tourists and backpackers traveling through Paksong for one year!