Abakunda Kawa Rushashi

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Agricultural Workers
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Gender Composition: 
there is representation of two women's associations at both of the cooperative's washing stations, Hinga Kawa and Dakundakawa.
The Abakunda Kawa Rushashi coffee cooperative was formed in 2004. Cafe Femenino Foundation provided funding for the Hinga Kawa/Cafe Femenino women's group to begin a organic fertilizer project. This project entailed buying piglets and using their poo as fertilizer as well as creating a system of breeding more pigs until each and every woman Cafe Femenino coffee producer had one. A conflict Resolution Workshop was completed in 2012 funded by the Cafe Femenino Foundation. includes both Hutu and Tutsi’s, the women made a decision to make poverty their mutual enemy rather than each other; and with this sentiment, they have been able to move forward and heal their community through their leadership. 50% of the women are illiterate and 35% of the women are widows