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Scorpion Fights Malnutrition by Supporting Coffee 4 Kids Honduras


To Scorpion employee Daniel Le, a cup of coffee goes a long way—it can help save the life of a child.

At least, that’s what a good old Cup of Joe from Coffee 4 Kids Honduras does. Partnering with Honduran coffee farmers, the organization uses the coffee to raise funds for food, medicine, medical supplies, and other basic needs for impoverished children and families in Honduras.

As one of Scorpion’s May Employees of the Month, Daniel was given the opportunity to select a charity to receive a donation on his behalf. He chose Coffee 4 Kids Honduras.

“A couple of my friends have seen the situation firsthand and relayed back the heartbreaking tales of the poverty they’ve witnessed while volunteering at the local hospital,” said Daniel, a business intelligence manager at Scorpion. “Coffee 4 Kids steps in to help provide for those in need when the government is financially unable to, saving the lives of many who might not have received help otherwise.”

Here’s what you need to know about the organization...

How Does Coffee 4 Kids Honduras Work?

For every $12 given, a donor receives a bag of high-quality Honduran coffee from El Dorao Coffee (the supplier of Stumptown and Verve Coffee). All proceeds from that sale are used to provide food, medicine, and sanitary supplies to children in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The organization also accepts in-kind donations, including small toys and medical supplies.

Learn more about how to donate!

The organization was founded in 2006 by a dietician named Shawn Plowman after she went on a mission trip with her church to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. While serving as a volunteer at Mario Rivas Hospital, she witnessed children and their families suffering from poverty, malnutrition, and disease.

So, Shawn set up a nutritional program for children at the hospital and launched Coffee 4 Kids Honduras.

What Has Coffee 4 Kids Honduras Accomplished So Far?

To date, Coffee 4 Kids Honduras has had a significant impact in the community. Here are just a few of its key milestones:

  • 120 tons of food served
  • 30 tons of medical supplies and medicine provided
  • 500 water filters installed in cardboard village homes (providing access to clean water)
  • 4,000 handmade beanies and blankets collected and donated
  • 120 U.S. volunteers sent to San Pedro Sula

The next time you need coffee, skip the Starbucks and brew your own cup of joe using a bag of beans from Coffee 4 Kids Honduras.

Read more about Coffee 4 Kids Honduras’ story.