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Producer Profiles

Dukunde Kawa Cooperative

Dukunde Kawa Cooperative (Musasa) cultivates its high-quality coffee near a mountain gorilla habitat in central Rwanda. By producing high-end coffee for the international market and employing a majority female workforce, the cooperative ensures maximum benefits to local families. In 2003, it built a washing station with funds provided by the Rwandan ministry of defense. In exchange for this support, the Dukunde Kawa cooperative donates 10 percent of its net profits annually to fund the construction of other washing stations throughout Rwanda. In February 2005, the Coffee Review gave Dukunde Kawa's coffee a rating of 90 points and recommended their coffee to those "moved by the miracle of mountain gorillas, by the recovery of Rwanda, and by the miraculous pleasure of a delicately lush coffee like this one."
 

Quotable

“Fair Trade allows our organization to get good prices from coffee buyers.”  

Isaac Nsanzamahoro, SECRETARY OF THE BOARD

Programs

Productivity & Quality

In 2015, Dukunde Kawa members voted to invest in purchasing land that would be the future home of drying tables. Increased drying capacity is important to maintain quality for and provide consistent services to all members.