More than 1.6 million, women and children have been driven from South Sudan, making it the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced earlier this year. Now a Washington–based coffee company is looking to lend a helping hand to those displaced by the unrest.

Founded in 2016, 734 Coffee launched with a mission to make “great coffee for the greater good” while helping to build brighter futures for the millions of displaced residents of South Sudan. Founder and executive director Manyang Kher, a former “Lost Boy” of Sudan, began the company as a way to help refugees help themselves and become more sustainable.

African Businesses, Migration, African Entrepreneur, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).

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