We are a group of young professionals from engineering and construction firms across Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds.
INTRODUCING ZUKUKA BORA COFFEE CO.
EFOD North West are teaming up with Zukuka Bora, a non-profit who work directly with farmers of the Mt. Elgon region. Zukuka Bora help farmers cultivate top quality Arabica coffee for the specialty market worldwide.
Since its inception, Zukuka Bora has trained over 1,500 peasant farmers in best practices for coffee cultivation and in the 2017 season produced 20 tonnes of specialty graded green beans.
Zukuka Bora's not-for-profit business model has allowed them to pay a higher wage directly to the farmers than any other processor in the Mt. Elgon region.
EFOD North West aim to build on the success of Zukuka Bora through the design and construction of a coffee processing facility in Mbale.
This will allow Zukuka Bora to expand and improve efficiency, providing training and employment to locals and rekindle
Uganda's once world class reputation for producing premium Arabica coffee.
Coffee Drying Store
To control the environment and rate of drying which significantly impacts the final products quality and price.
Coffee Storage Building
To give Zukuka Bora the flexibility to meet peak consumer demands.
Coffee Processing Room
To hull (shell removal) and roast the coffee beans to maximise the farmers' wage. This is currently outsourced, but 80% of the coffee's final value is earned by the roaster/retailer.
To develop the knowledge and skills of locals and provide a centre of excellence to attract tourists to Mbale.
Since 2012 we've successfully delivered three community based projects in Uganda.
KUMI HOSPITAL INCINERATOR
GRAIN FOR GAIN STORE
KATHY'S WOMEN REFUGE AND NURSERY
Kumi Hospital Incinerator
In 2012 we constructed an incinerator for Kumi Hospital in Eastern Uganda.
Grain for Gain Store
In 2014, we constructed a grain store for the Nakoi Mam Riang Women's Cooperative, a grouip of 56 women working themselves out of poverty in rural Uganda.
WAYS TO HELP
We rely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to deliver this transformative project.
Kieran is a mechanical engineer working in the water sector for Mott Macdonald. He's led the North West branch since January 2019 and has previously carried out feasibility studies in Uganda for pico-hydro schemes.
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We work with firms to promote engineering in the UK and develop young construction professionals through training and events.
We are always interested in partnering with new firms.
We always welcome eager construction professionals to join the team and help us design, fundraise and oversee construction in Uganda.
Experience in engineering, construction and fundraising are all invaluable attributes to this project.