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Meet Rose, a female Rwandan Coffee Grower

Meet Rose, a female Rwandan Coffee Grower

At St Remio, we not only appreciate great coffee, but most importantly we want to celebrate the people behind it.

In every cup of coffee you enjoy, there lies 1000 stories. Theirs. Yours. Mine. That’s the impact of each cup of coffee. Alongside sourcing sustainable, Rainforest Alliance coffee, we are also committed to giving back and supporting coffee growing communities at origin.

We had a chat to a female Rwandan Coffee grower, Nyiramariza (Rose) to learn about her role in coffee growing. 

 

Tell me a bit about yourself. Do you have children? Are you married?  What do you enjoy doing?

    I am a Rwandese farmer, and  married with 4 children. I enjoy working for my family financial growth.

    Tell me about your role in coffee growing and what day looks like for you. How long have you been growing coffee?

      I do weeding, mulching, pests and diseases management. I have been growing coffee for 17 years ago.

      What made you choose to work in coffee? Did you parents before you work in coffee, and if so, how long did they do it for?

        The coffee farming helps earning money to solve the family problems, like paying the health insurance fees etc.

        What does have a certification like Rainforest Alliance mean for coffee growers like yourself?

          Rainforest Alliance certification helps us in many ways: Market access and premium fees for the coffee sold.

          What is the hardest part of coffee growing and the challenges you face?

            Mulching and the mulching materials has been the biggest challenge up to date.

            What motivates you each day?

              Being at my coffee farm every day. Because the coffee is the main source of my income and therefore it makes me love my work given that with what I earn I can solve my family’s financial problems.

              What is it like to be part of Cocagi Femme and how do you support each other?

                I have acquired the self-confidence, and in different meeting sessions with the members of COCAGI Femme, we share our ideas regarding the personal and our families’ growth and development through coffee business. Last but least, we encourage each other to keep on attending our Cocagi Femme sessions for learning more about how we could get our coffee farming skills increased.

                What would you like to see change about the coffee industry? 

                  Opportunity for more international buyers etc. Considering the climate change now affecting the coffee production, increased premium especially for women in coffee. 

                  What makes Rwandan coffee so special?

                    Provision of required assistance from the farm up to the export. Just providing balanced efforts makes it the best coffee with excellent quality.

                    What do you love most about Rwanda?

                      Gender balance, safety and good governance.

                       

                      By purchasing St Remio Coffee you are choosing to empower the female coffee farmers like Rose. That's the St Remio difference! 

                      Make the change today! www.stremio.com.au 

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