Coast Coconut Farms is dedicated to producing the highest quality extra virgin coconut oil through a Direct Micro Expelling process.
It is our hope, that by selling this healthy, functional oil, we can make a difference in your life, as well as the lives in rural Kenya.
Coast Coconut Farms was started by The Pope Foundation as a social business designed to lift rural poor out of poverty. This company's mission is to provide sustainable employment, management and ownership opportunities for the rural people of Kenya, and eventually, across the globe. This is done by giving the rural poor access to capital, equipment and training to create organic coconut oil harvested from wild coconuts grown along the beautiful coast of Kenya. Coast Coconut Farm's vision is to create thousands of sustainable livelihoods for the rural poor using Fair Trade Principles.
Currently, Coast Coconut Farms has created employment for over 100 Kenyan families, including farmer's cooperatives who harvest the coconuts, to groups of Coast Coconut Farms microfranchisees who own and operate their own small-scale coconut oil presses in their village, to managers and workers in our larger facility on the coast of Kenya. Coast Coconut Farms believes in being earth-friendly and we use a fully-sustainable production process with no waste. The coconut water is used by the local people, while the coconut husks and shells are used to fuel to dry the coconut meat and converted to charcoal so the local people can use it for cooking rather than deplete the forests in search of firewood. The lye from making charcoal can be used to make soap out of our coconut oil and the residual from our process, the seed-cake, is used as feed for the local livestock.
Our coconut oil is made on the beautiful coast of Kenya from wild organic coconuts, using a fully-sustainable, earth-friendly process. Thanks for making a difference with your purchase.
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