Celebrating 10 Years of Kahawatu Foundation
As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kahawatu Foundation in 2023, we are reaffirming our commitment to improving the livelihoods of coffee farmers and their communities in East Africa.
One of these women’s groups is the Rama Dufatanemunda women’s association in Ngozi, Burundi, which now has over 130 members. Kahawatu Foundation has been supporting their work to help women achieve economic empowerment through access to land.
During an event in Burundi to celebrate our 10-year anniversary, our team members, board, and partners visited the women of Rama, who were proud to share their stories of how they have developed coffee and other businesses as successful entrepreneurs.
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.