In 2013, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Sustainable Harvest® partnered to create Sustainable Growers, a social enterprise committed to transforming the lives of rural, low-income women coffee farmers through training and market access. Since then, the non-profit has helped thousands of women farmers more than double their productivity and income. Today, the Sustainable Growers impacts over 55 cooperatives and has enrolled over 30,000 women farmers since its launch, making it the largest gender-based coffee program in the world.
Sustainable Harvest® is proud to offer roasters a unique opportunity to support this important work and help power the growth of Rwanda's vibrant specialty coffee industry with the Double Your Impact program. The program's pledge is simple: Purchase any Rwanda Relationship Coffee from the 2017 harvest, and we'll reinvest the profits into Rwanda farmers through Sustainable Growers.
Thanks to our customers and other value-driven industry partners, we've already raised over $26,000 for Sustainable Growers through the program since September 2017. These funds will help Sustainable Growers scale its training program to impact over 30,000 women farmers in Rwanda by supporting the buildout of professional cupping labs for farmers across the country. You can learn more about that initiative here.
Help us make that impact even greater by purchasing a coffee from the 2017 Rwanda harvest today. Explore an offering below, or feel free to get in touch with our team via the form on this page to learn more about our Double Your Impact offerings.
Since 2013 the women of Nyampinga have received training in agronomy, market access, and quality control from Sustainable Harvest-Rwanda. The result of the farmer's hard work and enhanced knowledge of coffee production has been a resounding improvement in cup quality. Nyampinga coffees are among finest available in all of Rwanda.
Abakundakawa cooperative farmers hand-pick ripe cherries on the volcanic slopes of Rwanda’s mountainous Gakenke district. The area’s distinct micro-climate, high elevation
Gisuma has experienced rapid growth and success since its founding: The cooperative now has 182 members who have all seen substantial improvements to their lives through coffee, and has been recognized with Cup of Excellence awards twice at the national level. This success has been aided by the co-op’s involvement in Sustainable Harvest-Rwanda’s training program, which has taught the women at Gisuma cooperative management skills, as well as best agricultural practices to improve the quality and productivity of their coffee trees.
For many years after its 1994 founding, Maraba grew commercial-grade