James Bonny Mbuya
Bonny, a U.S. Navy Veteran now living in Vancouver, Washington, grew up in a small coffee farming family from Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, East Africa. As a young man, he migrated to the United States hoping for a better education and an abundance of opportunities to lead a fruitful life. Because of the difference it made for his future, he‘s yearning to give back. Seeing a need in the communities of other veterans, local farmers, and communities in Tanzania, it's his golden opportunity to be part of something bigger than himself.
In 2019, he opened Richland Hub LLC as an importer and wholesale business, specializing in supplying green Tanzania coffee beans sourced directly from local farmers. Supporting local farmers with a passion, he firmly believes that commerce can thrive while still addressing the needs to make a positive difference in communities across the world.