By Christine Kasemiire

After several failed attempts to merge a bag to a seat in 2016, Arnold Mugaga, the creator of SeatPack emerged victorious in 2018. Birthed on the ideals of resolving the inadequacy of desks in schools, pressures from population growth and increasingly endangered forest cover, the 600 gram school bag unfolds into a seat and contains a writing pad.

It was made to be environmentally and economically sustainable. In the same spirit of human and animal life sustainability, Gorilla Conservation Coffee was formed.

Dr Gladys Kalema Zikusooka founded the company after the harsh realisation that the farmers living adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest were poorly remunerated for their coffee. Consequently, they resorted to using the national park for fuel and food.

Bwindi National park is home to many gorillas in Uganda. To protect the gorillas’ home, Gorilla conservation coffee then offered farmers a premium of $0.5 per kilo above the market price for their coffee to enable them attain their livelihood.
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