Coffee lovers and fitness enthusiasts will unite this summer as Garden of Life, a three-year member of Whole Planet Foundation’s Supplier Alliance for Microcredit, brings to market fair trade Marley Coffee flavors of its best-selling Raw Protein and Raw Meal. With the launch of these products, we are celebrating the generosity and partnership of Garden of Life in committing more than $150,000 to support Whole Planet Foundation since 2010 – enough to create 872 new microcredit loans that will give 5,200 people the opportunity for a new life! Pictured here is a microcredit client of our partner OSCCO who has benefited from Garden of Life’s support in the Marley Coffee growing region of Oromia, Ethiopia.
The partnership with Marley Coffee reflects Garden of Life’s initiative to support sustainable, organic family farms while offering premium, whole foods nutritional supplements to consumers. The new products are raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy free and soy free, as well as USDA Certified Organic and non-GMO Verified. By combining the best of nature and science, the Garden of Life brand offers a path to healthy living with premium products that are supported by education and innovation.
Through the launch of these new products, we are very excited to welcome a new supplier program partner on board – Marley Coffee. Bob Marley always said he would return to farming one day, and with Marley Coffee, Bob’s son Rohan fulfills the dream. Rohan remembers his grandmother drying their wild coffee berries in the sun, then hulling and roasting them for her own cup of coffee each morning. Marley Coffee beans are sourced from around the world, including a 52-acre private estate in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains as well as organic farms in Africa, Central America and other top coffee-growing regions where Whole Planet Foundation funds microlending programs.
We hope you will join us in celebrating these new products that will support coffee-growing farmers around the world and empower women entrepreneurs living there to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
Thank you Garden of Life and Marley Coffee for your generosity!