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Dukale's Dream

Dukale's Dream

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Dukale's Dream

Dukale's Dream

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06/25/2019

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69 minutes

818506026352

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In 2009, actor Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, traveled to Ethiopia as ambassadors for World Vision Australia, one of the world's largest humanitarian-aid organizations. As longtime donors, the Jackmans wanted to visit a World Vision community-development project to see how rural communities were being empowered to eradicate poverty. While in the Yirgacheffe region, Hugh met a 27-year-old coffee farmer named Dukale, who was working to lift his family out of poverty. Spending time on Dukale's farm, Hugh learned first-hand about the value of fair-trade coffee and clean cookstove technology. Upon his return home to New York City, Hugh was invited to speak at United Nations Climate Week where he made an impassioned plea to world leaders to provide support for farmers like Dukale in developing countries. However, after his UN speech, Hugh still felt that there was more he could do and began talking to people in his neighborhood and at local coffee shops about the impact of fair-trade coffee on the environment and the lives of the growers. He came to understand that something as simple as a cup of coffee had the potential to reduce global poverty through the choices consumers made in the United States. In 2011, Hugh launched Laughing Man Coffee & Tea to provide a marketplace for farmers like Dukale to sell their goods to consumers across the U.S.

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