giving back to hawai'i
Kye Organic Teahouse pledges to source and manufacture our products in Hawai’i to help sustain the local economy, provide jobs to the community and promote environmental sustainability. At the end of each year, we pledge to donate a percentage of our profits to Hawai’i based non-profit organizations that focus on children and/or the environment in Wai'anae, Hawai'i.
Ma'o Organic Farms Social Programs
Established at the turn of the new millennium, a group of residents, traditional practitioners, teachers, and business experts to together to create the Wai’anae Community Re-Development Corporation (WCRC), a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization designed to had a desire to address the challenges of our youth and community.
Our impact strategy strives to meet five critical areas of need: under privileged youth, sustainable economic development, organic agriculture, health & wellbeing, and Hawaiian culture. Training youth to be culturally rooted and communally relevant social entrepreneurs and leaders is our core objective.
Mala ʻAi ʻOpio Community Food Systems Initiative or MAʻO was established to recognize our land and youth as our most important assets and to catalyze educational and entrepreneurial opportunities around these assets to address the root causes of our own cultural, social, economic and environmental poverty.
MAʻO is an acronym for mala (garden) ʻai (food) ʻopio (youth) or youth food garden and affirms our belief that when we reconnect and restore the relationship between the land and the people, we are able to return abundance and prosperity to youth, to their families and to the community.
Kahumana Organic Farm Social Programs
Kahumana is committed to developing programs for vulnerable members of our society. Our approach is person-centered, holistic, strength-based, education and work-focused, and community driven.
In our experience, a genuine community of support is often lacking for the people who come to our programs. It is the healing influence of a supportive community that contributes to making progress out of poverty.
Each individual and/or family comes to us with a unique situation that requires a customized approach. By taking the extra time and effort to fully understand the biography and background of every adult and child in our program, we are able to work with the person to build an individualized plan and network of supportive services and therapies appropriate to their situation.