This is Jim Chapman, he is a Co-Founder along with his mates Nathaniel Poynting and Sandy Hickson of Nice Coffee Co; a social enterprise that is dedicated to tackling poverty.
We met Jim in July this year and in October we jumped on a plane to film the great work he and his business partners are doing in Kibera, Kenya.
When you first met Jim it’s not long till you hear about his passion for the poor. As he says “poverty is not a lack of character, it is a lack of cash.” Jim has spent the last 10 years travelling back and forth from Kenya to Australia and wrestled with what he could do to help out.
His answer, coffee.
Statistics say that 75% of Australians drink more than one cup a day. So Jim and his partners decided to source and sell it.
Their main target are the corporate and large companies; supplying staff rooms with great coffee.
But this coffee doesn’t just smell and taste AMAZING! When you purchase this product, it’s giving back.
Nice Coffee Co.’s profits are going back to projects. Their first project; St Johns School.
St Johns School is based on the edge of Kibera which is the largest urban slum in Africa. With almost 1 million people living in Kibera. The school currently has 400 students. These students come from the poorest of the poor, according to Josiah the principal and founder of the school. The classrooms are packed with students and have poor to no lighting. Their school lunch could be the only meal they eat in a day.
We love people like Jim at Nice Coffee Co. they are partnering with locals to make a real impact.
That’s why we partnered with them to tell their story. Our job was to tell their story. These guys are only new on the scene so we wanted their story to get out!
What we ended up producing for them was a 6 minute story, along with cut-downs for social media. We also had the talented Whitney Palmer doing photography so we created a coffee book table to go with their yummy coffee.
We want our film and photography to inspire you and connect with you a cause. When we talk about connection we don’t want to just share their story we want you to be involved to. So our book and their coffee is the perfect combo!
Kibera. A Maze of Life. It is only $75 and all profits go back to St Johns School, they are featured in the book.
It would make a perfect Christmas gift or gifts!
Go to www.nicecoffee.org/product-page to order.