Rwanda Hingakawa Women's Co-Op
The Rwanda Hingakawa Women’s Cooperative is part of the Abakundakawa-Rushashi Cooperative, Rwanda’s first ever 100% female coffee growing cooperative. Hingakawa translates to “Let’s Grow Coffee”, and represents both an open embrace and a rally call to the Hutu and Tutsi women who comprise its membership to unite together in common cause. With coffee helping the community as a cooperative move forward in a positive direction from Rwanda's civil war, its members have found a way through peace and friendship to strengthen their farmlands, improve their livelihoods and raise the overall quality of production. The Hingakawa farms are spread across the northern mountainous region of Gakenke at 5,500 – 6,200 feet elevation across five separate zones, producing Grade A, 100% Bourbon, fully washed and sun-dried Rwanda coffee.
Farm: Hingakawa Women's Co-Op
Process: Fully washed and Sun-dried
Altitude: 5,500-6,200 feet