Harvested in the Kyela region of Tanzania by the PTA of the Mwaya Secondary School, this Premium Kyela White Medium Grain Rice is some of the best rice we’ve ever had. Just like our Tableya in Davao, Philippines, one hundred percent of the sales of this rice will fund meals for the students at Mwaya, where they currently eat one meal per day. But more importantly than that, this rice has a story. Each bag of rice that you buy will provide enough money for 220 meals. This will ensure a meal every day for each student for one school year. That’s a total of 220,000 meals for 1,100 students.
In other words, the Askinosie Chocolate University Mwaya Secondary School Lunch Program operates using no donations. Our CU students, along with Mwaya students and teachers, packaged the rice while we were in Tanzania this summer. For more information read this. Convoy of Hope’s East Africa office will assist us in the oversight of this project. The Mwaya PTA will use the funds we return to them monthly to source local food and prepare lunches daily for the students. Read more about our work at this school here. Imported and distributed directly by Askinosie chocolate, the rice was shipped in the same containers as our beans from Tanzania, with no additional shipping costs. We monitor height, weight and arm circumference of every student, along with attendance and graduation rates to measure the success of this program. We are in constant contact with the school administrators.
Last year, we sold out of Tableya in just four short weeks and we're now providing meals for 700 students every day with our Askinosie Chocolate University Malagos Elementary Lunch Program. 90% of the students have gained weight since the beginning of the program. For more information on Tableya, click here. If you are giving this as a gift, don’t worry—even though we think the quality of the rice speaks for itself, we include an insert in every order that explains the nature of the product and the program.
Important: As stated above, this product was packaged in Tanzania and shipped to us at our factory. Please be advised that there may be very tiny rocks inside the bag. You might rinse before cooking.