Since its formation in 2011, the Amka Mlimajo wa Kahawa Cooperative has been working to help small producers overcome barriers to market access. In the last decade, they have experienced massive growth, currently supporting an active membership of 2,093 smallholder producers for whom coffee is a vital source of income. Equitable market access also helps reduce coffee smuggling on Lake Kivu.
A Farmer’s Story
Amani is a producer of Twende in the Lutunda territory. One of the challenges he and other farmers face is access to the collection point because of the poor road infrastructure. Through the Peace Trade and our reliable partnerships, he and other farmers are able to access credit to cover children’s school fees, healthcare, and many other of their essential household needs.