A cuppa to change a life

2016-11-29 08:40
Robyn Borruso, a South African based in Australia, wants the world to buy a cuppa to change the lives of vulnerable children in South Africa.

Robyn Borruso, a South African based in Australia, wants the world to buy a cuppa to change the lives of vulnerable children in South Africa.

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Coffee lovers know that their daily cuppa makes a major difference in their day, but on Friday it can change the life of a child in need.

Change Coffee is a fund-raising initiative of the Eniwe Children’s Fund where coffee lovers from around the globe donate the price of a cuppa to support vulnerable and AIDS-affected children.

While the focus of the fund is to improve the lives of these children through feeding, housing and skills development initiatives, the idea actually originated in Australia and is spreading across the world.

Lauren Zuidema and Vann van Staden run the South African office with Robyn Borruso, a South African based in Australia running an office over there.

Van Staden explains that with Borruso coming back to South Africa regularly she realised that it was imperative for her to make a change.

“She became the founder of Change Coffee when she decided to make that change using the booming coffee culture across the world,” says Van Staden.

“It was a very small start last year, with an even smaller base of coffee shops in South Africa, but the initiative was well received from both cafes and coffee drinkers. It really depends on how involved they are and how excited they choose to be, this in effect pulls more coffee drinkers in.

“Now it has also spread to a few coffee shops in London, America and Europe. This year we’re very excited about the initiative and hope that more coffee shops will join us to make the difference in the lives of these vulnerable children.”

To find your nearest participating coffee shop visit www.changecoffee.org.

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