Dignity Coconuts is Fighting Poverty with Raw Virgin Coconut Oil

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 12, 2015
References: dignitycoconuts & kickstarter
Dignity Coconuts wants to put an end to modern-day slavery and abject poverty through the sale of its raw virgin coconut oil. With a business model focused on sustainable resources and fostering a positive social impact, Dignity Coconuts uses its coconut processing plants to improve the lives of communities in the rural Philippines.

Unlike many other coconut oils on the market, Dignity Coconuts does not cook its oil at a high temperature or use chemicals to separate the oils. Instead the company uses a raw method, which keeps the oil cool and allows it to retain its natural nutrients. The result of this process is 100 percent organic raw virgin coconut oil in its most pure form.

Currently the company has provided jobs for over 200 men and women at its processing plants and coconut farms in the Philippines. In addition to improving the lives of the workers themselves, Dignity Coconuts also focuses on bringing clean water and safe roads to the rural villages. In order to take its business to the next level, the company is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to try and bring its socially conscious business model to other communities in need.