Story of change
Thanks to training and support from Kahawatu Foundation, Frederick was able to increase his household income through coffee and better meet the needs of his family.
These improvements allowed me to increase my household income and educate all of my children – boys and girls – and they all follow my example. One of my children, Isaac, planted 300 coffee trees on the land I gave him and took part in good agricultural practice (GAP) training with Kahawatu, as I recommended, to help maintain his plantation (see Isaac’s story). Using his income from the coffee harvest, he was able to buy a cow, invest in a new land where he planted 300 coffee trees, and pay for his own college fees.
Now, my children all have coffee plantations ranging from 100 to 700 coffee trees and coffee has become their main source of income. The cultivation of coffee is the basis of everything that allows me to satisfy the needs of my family.”
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.