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Jhai Coffee House is the world’s first philanthropic coffee roaster and cafe dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for a whole community of coffee farmers in Laos, whilst also addressing the country’s clean water crisis.
We believe access to clean water and hygiene education are fundamental human rights, and our mission is to bring 2240 families on the Bolaven Plateau sanitary education and clean water by the end of 2014.
Founder & Philanthroper
Combining his passion for philanthropy and entrepreneurship, Tyson began working to solve education and clean water projects in Laos three years ago. Today, he continues to remind himself and others that clean water is a human rights, not a privilege.
Community Manager Laos
Growing up in Paksong as a coffee farmer, Jackie is a crucial piece of this operation. Both fluent in English and Lao, Jackie provides the direct link between community involvement, development and acceptance.
Savvy in all things design and technology, coupled with a passion for humanitarian and philanthropic projects, it was only natural for Stacy to come on board at liveGLOCAL. Stacy works on web, social networking and fundraising efforts.
Jhai Coffee Farmers Cooperative (JCFC)
The JFCF is a fair trading coffee cooperative in Paksong that has partnered with us to supply coffee and offer its facilities for tours. It is home to 1400 families in 58 villages and they are the direct beneficiaries of our programs and will be the first people impacted by our partnership.
Founded to provide clean water in developing nations, MiiR funded our first clean water well in 2011 at the Nong Panoung schoolhouse, which brought 852 people clean water.
The largest tourism company in Laos, Green Discovery is a strategic in country partner that will offer Jhai Coffee House tours and packages to help us connect to tourists in person.
A nomadic creative consulting shop, Misfit inc worked with us to build the strategic launch and web presence for our new coffee shop in Laos.
When he was 31 years old, Paul purchased a roaster and founded Thanksgiving Coffee, located in Fort Bragg, California. Today, at 75, he is one of the most respected and renown roast masters in the world. He has built fair trade, environmental and humanitarian practices into his business model.
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Jhai Coffee House is the world’s first philanthropic coffee roaster and cafe dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for a whole community of coffee farmers in Laos, whilst also addressing the country’s clean water and sanitation crisis.
We believe clean water and sanitation are fundamental human rights, and our mission is to help bring 1400 families on the Bolaven Plateau sanitary education and clean water by the end of 2014.
Our model works through co-investment. We buy coffee beans from local farmers in the community for 25% above the Fair and Direct Trade price. We give farmers new tools and resources to grow the best possible coffee beans and roast them in-house at Jhai. 100% of Jhai’s net profits are then re-invested back into the community in the form of clean water and sanitation projects.
In order to empower the community to be their own change-makers, we require the community to put in around 15% of the costs towards the water pumps and the sanitation projects, while Jhai donates the rest. We want to break that cycle of dependency on handouts and create a sense of ownership over the development of the community.
Our downloadable ZIP file contains high-resolution images of us on the ground in Laos that you can re-use for the purposes of discussing our organization. Please do not use for other purposes.Jhai_Coffee_Images.zip