The Mango Project (TMP) is a development partnership in the West Nile region of Uganda, Africa. Since 2003, The Mango Project founders have fostered trusted relationships with Christian, Muslim, local government, and health care community leaders to fight against malnutrition. Empowerment of local families through community health education and a village-to-village mango preservation business has built bridges across conflict and poverty. Internationally, every year six million children die from malnutrition before their fifth birthday (World Health Organization). In Uganda, 60% of all deaths of children less than 5 years of age are directly or indirectly attributable to malnutrition (World Food Program UN).
A single mango cannot end malnutrition. However, community health education in nutrition and agricultural practices along with training and empowering local families to preserve mangos that would normally waste is a powerful step to break the cycle of malnutrition. Each month the Ugandan Mango Project managers provide nutrition education and food preparation outreaches at local mosques, churches, trading centers and medical centers.
City Centre Coffee is commited with TMP to give practical help and training to those at risk of malnutrition in Uganda. For more information including videos on the work that TMP is doing in Uganda, please visit their website at the link provided below. A portion of each sale at City Centre Coffee goes to assist TMP overcome the problem of malnutrition in Uganda.