- Full Description
Harvested in the Kyela district 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 funds meals for the students at Mwaya, where they currently eat one meal per day. This rice has a story: each bag of rice that you buy provides enough money for 210 meals. This ensures a lunch every day for each student for one school year. That’s a total of 220,000 meals for 1,000 students.
In other words, the Askinosie Chocolate University Mwaya Secondary School Lunch Program operates using no donations. With the assistance of Convoy of Hope's Africa office, the Mwaya teachers and PTA packages the rice and ships it on our container of cocoa beans each year. The Mwaya PTA uses 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 is shipped in the same container 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.
To date--with your help--we've funded 500,000 meals. If you are giving this rice 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 tells the story 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.
We also provide meals for 800 students every day with our Askinosie Chocolate University Malagos Elementary Lunch Program in Davao, Philippines through the sale of Tableya. For more information on Tableya, click here.
- Nutritional Info
Ingredients: 100% Kyela White Medium Grain Rice.
Serving Size 47g. 21 servings.
Total Calories 61, Fat Cal. <1, Total Fat 0g (0%), Cholesterol 0 (0%), Sodium 0mg (0%), Total Carbs 13g (5%), Dietary Fiber <1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A (0%), Vitamin C (0%), Calcium (0%), Iron (4%)
A Product Of...
Africa is no stranger to geographical diversity. Deserts, mountain ranges and lakes dot almost every surface of the continent, and the landscape of Tanzania, a country on Africa’s southeast border, is no exception. And though many might not think of the country as fertile farming ground, Tanzania’s Mbeya region hosts one of Africa’s finest cocoa bean cooperatives found between Lake Nyasa’s cool waters and the arid East African Rift.