The COOPAC cooperative was founded in 2001 with only 110 members, but has grown to represent more than 8,000 smallholder families in Rwanda, operating 50 washing stations. The cooperative has a particular emphasis on using organic methods for farming and in intentionally conserving and protecting its environment. Additionally, the cooperative offers social services for the well-being of its members.
Nyamwenda washing station was built in 2004, and it is the largest in the country of Rwanda. It represents more than 1,000 smallholder producers, who are organized into a sub-cooperative called KOZABUKANYA. Premiums from the sale of the coffee at this quality-focused washing station goes toward school-improvement initiatives, and also to provide the farmers with transportation, tools, and livestock.
Rwanda COOPAC - Nyamwenda - Microlot B - Washed