ORGANIZER: Rwanda Bean
Rwanda Bean Company wrote -
Help us help the farmers that bring you the coffee that you love!
Two decades after violent genocide, Rwanda is fueled by a collective will to progress. Rwandan coffee farming is a tradition that spans generations for many families. But while it generates significant export revenue, the majority (over 95%) of Rwandan's coffee farmers remain in abject poverty.
Rwanda Bean Company is a start-up company sourcing high-quality coffee beans from hard-working farmers in Rwanda at an above fair-trade price. The farmers that we support (more than 50% of proceeds go directly back to farmers in Rwanda) need our help to continue producing the coffee that we all love. By partnering directly with farmers, we are able to secure more profits for them by getting beans from the farm straight to roasters without the traditional layers of middlemen.
It's stunning to see how much hard work goes into a great cup of coffee and it's our mission to improve the lives of those who spend their days harvesting the coffee beans.
Our overall fundraising goal is to be able to provide enough money for the farmers that we work with th purchase a truck. Currently, farmers transport pounds of coffee by walking miles with heavy bags atop their heads.
$10,000 will purchase the truck. But, any amount helps. We will be kicking off the fundraising with a benefit event on July 15 at Arabica Coffee on Commercial Street in Portland, ME. But please feel free to donate at any time.
More information about our fundraising event can be found here.
Visit the Rwanda Bean Company website here.