SILVERBACK COFFEE OF RWANDA™ supports its values by donating a percentage of its profits to organizations that build schools in local areas and provide services to widows and orphans as a result of the genocide. In addition, together with the Rwandan government, SILVERBACK COFFEE OF RWANDA™ will improve the quality of care and growth of the native endangered Silverback gorilla. Furthermore, our product can be traced to the farms where it's grown, to ensure fair wages and proper treatment of workers.
"I really admire Jack and Silverback Coffee's commitment to helping rebuild Rwanda - a cause that is close to my heart. By donating a portion of their profits, they are directly affecting the people of Rwanda and the mountain gorillas. In addition to their positive influence... the coffee is amazing!!!"
– Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and host of Jack Hanna's Into The Wild, and board member of Gorilla Doctors
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Since 1985, Ruth Morris Keesling has been working at the request of the late primatologist, Dian Fossey, to ensure the survival of the mountain gorilla species. Working closely with the Rwandan and Ugandan Governments, the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund (MGCF) has developed a multi-faceted approach to meeting the needs of both gorillas and the humans. In 1987 there were 248 mountain gorillas living. Thanks to the initial conservation work of Ms. Fossey and the current work of MGCF, today there are an estimated 780 mountain gorillas in the world.
The MGCF is dedicated to the conservation and protection of the highly endangered mountain gorillas in Africa, their habitat, and working with the people around the national parks.