Hello friend! My name is Kateri. I am a female Christian Native American who recently founded Dichotomy Coffee.
In a nutshell, I roast and sell my own coffee beans!
A little about me. I currently live in Kindred ND and have two cats, Fat Louie & Mr. Cooper and a pup named Bailey. I used to be in a really bad place mentally and emotionally, in fact, five years ago (hardly seems real) I was either couch hopping, homeless, or living in garbage places. I surrounded myself with toxic people and toxic relationships because I felt they could understand. I had completely given up on life and was just waiting to die in a sense.
So it’s really hard to believe I am where I am today.
A couple years ago I received my associates after a decade of failing and am now making my hobby into a buisness!
I have a female cofounder Devin who is in charge of the financial area of the buisness.
My first goal is to start buying our green beans from female farmers in places such as India and Guatemala where it’s hard for women to be independent, none the less successful.
After that I want 10% of my profit to go to the local Rape, Crisis & Abuse Center and Women’s Clinic. I am also looking to add another organization in from the Turtle Mountain Reservation (where I am from) which focuses on the Psychological Health and Education for children. I have not found one on this yet though, so maybe that will be a goal of starting up later on.
My personal business mission is to be as centered around female advancement and success as possible.
Now is where any little bit of help will be appreciated, because starting up can get expensive.
Packaging Supplies (easily $100-$500), Beans ($300-$500 a sack), and other basics really add up. Plus the biggest goal is to be able to rent a building that is FDA approved so we can start shipping our beans across the country!
Eventually we would like our own roaster too since we currently use a friends roaster.
I do not expect to make it to 10k of course, but any little bit seriously helps!
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