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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries in the world, recovering from 20 years of war and an ongoing epidemic of sexual violence. In a country considered the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman, Women Rebuilding Hope (WRH), is seeking $20,000 to rebuild hope and dignity for women coffee farmers through the cultivation of their coffee.
How will your donation help?
WRH is already working with more than 1000 women farmers, thanks to an initial investment from Coffeelac Coffee Exporters. With the additional $20,000, they will provide training and support to economically empower the women with whom they work.
SHIFT and Coffeelac will work to create a WRH coffee brand to be sold in the US and Europe, creating a sustainable market for WRH coffee and consistent income for the women farmers.
What will you receive?
To say thank you for your $50 donation, funders will receive a half pound (250 g) of roasted coffee from the first season's harvest.
Why Women Rebuilding Hope?
WRH was started by 28-year-old Marceline Budza, who grew up in Bukavu, DRC, during one of the most violent periods in DRC’s history. The youngest of four girls, the economic and social struggles faced by her mother inspired Marceline to create an organization to help women take charge of their lives in the face of the daily suffering, persecution, poverty and violation of rights.
This project will not only improve the economic livelihoods of women farmers, but will also help re-establish the value of women’s work through creating a spirit of entrepreneurship and empowerment.