UNSW Engineering student Brody Smith is supporting Ugandan farmers, gender equality charities, and the environment through his work with ethical coffee startupKua. 

While attending the inaugural Gulu Summer School in northern Uganda in 2017, Brody joined forces with local farmers and fellow student Darcy Small to found Kua, a social impact startupThis social enterprise provides responsibly-sourced Ugandan coffee to top Australian workplaces. Their service is zero-waste, and 100% of profits are returned to fund women empowerment programs in Uganda.

With Kua already making a real impact to communities in Australia and Uganda, Brody’s work proves it’s never too early in life to make a substantial impact on the lives of others. Growing up in Albury NSWBrody is a keen problem-solver and outdoors-lover who aims to create a positive impact through creativity, technology and collaboration. His love of design and creation inspired Brody to pursue engineering at UNSW.  

Brody’s global citizenship has extended to studying at the University of California on exchange and representing Australia at the Global Youth Leaders’ Summit in China. Brody has also volunteered as a student ambassador for UNSW Engineering, helping prospective students and their parents to make the transition from school to tertiary studies.