Vernon is dedicated to supporting the Mt. Meru coffee project. The project’s mission is to develop and grow justice -based relationships, building on fair prices and practices between the Meru coffee growers and coffee consumers.
The Mt. Meru coffee project’s objectives are to encourage Economic and Social Justice – empowering the small coffee farmer and the people of the Meru region with the capacity to improve their standard of living.
Economic Justice is achieved when the Project provides producing farmers with a fair price for their high quality coffee. A fair price provides a sustainable farm income and boosts local farm village economies.
Social Justice in achieved when Project generated funds are used to upgrade coffee growing practices, improve processing facilities and equipment, and provide short term micro loan services for the small coffee farmers. A fair price allows the farmer to support their families with dignity, send their children to school, access and pay for health care, and have funds needed to improve agricultural practices.