Who we are
We are a trusted voice for coffee communities in Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda.
We are Kahawatu Foundation, a leading NGO dedicated to improving the livelihoods of coffee communities in East Africa.
Celebrating 10 years of Kahawatu Foundation in 2023!
Our work since 2013
Stories of change
Amplifying voices from coffee communities.
Denyse has used skills learned in Kahawatu Foundation trainings to earn an income from tailoring and to start other income-generating activities, like livestock rearing.
Ituze Women Group
Kahawatu Foundation supports Ituze Women Group, whose members own a coffee plantation, have soap-making and pineapple-selling businesses, and save together through a VSLA.
What we do
We are building a future where coffee communities are confident and thriving.
We co-design projects and programs across 3 key pillars. Our mission is to facilitate the economic empowerment and financial stability of coffee communities by tackling some of the biggest challenges they face today.
Champion professional coffee farming practices to strengthen the socioeconomic resilience of farmers and their communities.
Enhance the quality of life for coffee community members through better education on nutrition, water, health, and sanitation.
Identify and overcome limiting beliefs to help coffee communities envision a different future for themselves.