We give a portion of our profits back to the communities we source from.
We created the Vita Coco Project to reinvest in our farming communities.
Our Mission: Raise 1 million people in coconut farming communities out of poverty.
Did you know...
The Philippines and Sri Lanka are two of the top five coconut producing regions in the world. However, both have some of the lowest yielding coconut trees. Interventions are needed to increase coconut production and incomes. This is achievable and could correspond to a 2x increase in farmer income.
We are working towards our mission in two ways.
We help farmers increase their annual yields and grow sustainably.
Empowering our communities through education
The Goal: To improve the livelihoods of our farmers' children by providing a proper education. To date, we've built 25 classrooms and awarded over 60 scholarships.
Empowering our farmers to grow more sustainably
The Goal: Help our farmers raise annual coconut yields by learning proper farming techniques including intercropping, fertilization, irrigation, and crop management. To date, over 8,300 farmers have been positively impacted.
Spotlight on Abundio and Mimi Bacquiano
By partnering together we have helped improve their farm by introducing proper coconut planting layouts, cacao & banana intercropping, and a coconut seedling nursery. These interventions are generating annual income growth from 54k to 875k PHPesos in year five (+1,520% increase).
To date we have...
Built 25 classrooms for K-12 education, awarded over 60 scholarships, positively impacted over 8,300 unique coconut farmers through training programs, provided over 21,000 coconut seedlings which will generate 2.1 million new coconuts annually, and made a lot of new friendly farmer friends.
All in partnership with our amazing program partners.