Similar to other cities around the world, in Kigali, Rwanda, it's the many who are suffering the most from the consequences of Covid-19. During this confinement period and in a city of 1.3 million people, the majority of workers in Rwanda are not receiving daily work and, therefore, their daily salary.
Sucafina SA, Rwacof Exports, and the Kahawatu Foundation have come together to join the Government of Rwanda with their efforts to provide relief and avoid a hunger crisis among casual workers who are the most affected during these challenging times.
As always, we are committed to our partners at origin, and we want to help as much as we can. Let us not miss this opportunity to be a community while we are apart.
Between now and Monday, May 18h, 2020, we want to raise a total of USD 36k, and Sucafina has committed to matching every dollar from you in order to reach that target. $5 becomes $10; $25 becomes $50; $100 becomes $200; and (dare we say) $500 becomes $1000. Raised funds will serve to buy good quality beans, maize flour and rice at wholesale prices for distribution by the Government of Rwanda to those that need it most.
$2 can support a family of 6 with enough food for one day.
Sucafina is a leading sustainable "Farm to Roaster" coffee company, with a family tradition in commodities that stretches back to 1905. Today, with more than 900 employees in 28 countries, the Group is a leading player in the world of green, roasted, instant coffee merchanting. With its main trading arm based in Geneva, Sucafina sources coffee from most producing countries, often directly from farmers, to provide its partners with sustainable value across the global supply chain. Learn more at www.sucafina.com
About Rwacof Exports
Rwacof Exports, is Sucafina’s subsidiary in Rwanda and has been buying, processing and exporting coffee since 1996. Rwacof works side by side with Kahawatu Foundation to deliver projects on the ground.
About Kahawatu Foundation
Kahawatu means “the people’s coffee” in Swahili. The Foundation was set up by Sucafina in 2012 to support farming communities in East Africa.