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September 15, 2016

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf #SolarSaturdays Paves Way for a Brighter Philippines

The country’s authority on premium coffee and tea invites everyone to build solar powered lamps at their stores every Saturday. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf hopes to provide solar powered lights to underprivileged communities- which their customers will be building as part of this initiative.


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf understands the importance of having a safe home that nurtures growth and development.  And with majority of the Philippine population living below the poverty line, this is a fundamental right that is not obtained by many. A great number of Filipinos struggle without a permanent roof under their heads, or basic amenities that would provide them an adequate standard of living, such as electricity. Without light in every Filipino family’s home, numerous facets of their lives are affected. That is why, when we give them light, in many ways, we believe we give them back their lives.

                                                                                                       
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® celebrated Earth Day by partnering with Liter of Light, a global, grassroots movement committed to providing affordable, sustainable light to people with limited or no access to electricity. Customers of all ages acted as solar engineers by building their own solar-powered lamps for a day, in the hopes of giving the precious gift of light to those in need.

After the workshop, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®’s own Team Members hiked to bring the newly-built solar powered lamps to the Dumagat tribe’s village in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija. Their visit gave them the opportunity to witness first-hand the life-altering impact their initiative made on the community. “Light is so valuable. Without it, it is impossible for us to do anything at night. Since we don't have electricity, we sleep early. We can't work and the children cannot study,” Councilor Michael Fernando shared. The community was overcome with gratitude for the solar powered lamps they received. “We are so grateful for the lights you have given us. This will always serve as a symbol of light in our hearts and minds,” expressed the community's Chieftain, Rodolfo Bendebel. 


Make a difference in the lives of others by joining this initiative wherein for only Php 1,000, you can light up your Saturdays by making a pledge and building lamps for those in need. Give the gift of light and email the caringcup@coffeebean.com.ph to reserve a slot. 

Join the following schedules for Solar Saturdays this September 10 at Kidzania in Bonifacio Global City; September 17 at Convergys on Ayala Avevue, and; September 24 at the U.P. Ayala Land Techno Hub.

For more information, LIKE The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® (Philippines) on Facebook, FOLLOW @CBTLPH @BREWPH on Instagram and Twitter, and SUBSCRIBE to brewyourbestyear.com.

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