Dukunde Kawa Cooperative
Fair Trade Certified™ since 2004, Dukunde Kawa secures a high standard of living for Rwandan farmers by ensuring access to an economically and environmentally sustainable coffee industry. Eighty percent of Dukunde's producers are women.
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."
Financing and Insurance
Each member has been able to buy a farm animal, and many now have health insurance for the first time.
School and Credit program
Dukunde Kawa constructed 2 schools in 2006. Also, the cooperative provides members with long-term credit at no interest.
New Roofs Above Their Heads
Many farmers renovated their homes and now all members’ homes have tile rather than grass roofs.