Kicks For Cause and 1Love.org
OUR FOUNDATION SUPPORTS KIDS & COMMUNITIES
We believe that the proper place for a child is on the playground, not in the workplace. Sport enriches children's lives, which is why we started the Kicks For Cause Foundation. Our foundation aims to build playable soccer fields and soccer camps for children of the coffee-producing communities around the world.
There are approximately 250 million children in the global workforce, 120 million of whom work full time, according to an International Labor Organization (ILO) estimate. Especially in agricultural communities, children are often forced to work just to help their families survive. In fact, according to the US Department of Labor, more children work in agriculture around the world than in any other economic sector, making up an estimated 7-12% of workers.
But we are working to change this statistic, one bag of Marley Coffee at a time.
Every purchase of Marley Coffee also supports our commitment to pay twice the average wage a to our family farmers on our Marley Coffee farm in Jamaica. A fair living wage is key to improving the lives of our workers, their children and the community. We supervise the estate ensuring that no children are involved with the growing, harvesting, production, or shipments from this farm. With a sustainable income, farmers are able to support their families, removing the need for their children to work in the fields - allowing kids to just be kids!
MARLEY COFFEE IS A PROUD PARTNER OF 1LOVE.ORG
1Love's mission is to do good in honor of Bob Marley's vision of hope and unity. Sparked by the Marley family, it's a flame that burns for youth, planet and peace. It supports charities that empower people to take action for sustainable and responsible living and encourages acts of love and kindness that change the world little by little.
Visit 1love.org to see how you can help.