the do good initiative

Cultivating Flourishing Communities

Food Relief for farmers

The global pandemic is continuing to cause wide-ranging and long-lasting negative effects for the farmers we partner with in Rwanda and their families.

 

Our collaborative trade model takes direct and fair trade one step further. Coffee is an opportunity to do good, and doing good means we get to support whole communities to make positive change.

Since 2007, Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee has worked with farmers in Rwanda as co-laborers creating a better future through coffee.We build flourishing communities through holistic solutions, seeking to meet social, economic, and spiritual needs in the most sustainable way possible with each Do Good Initiative Project developed and run by local leadership.

Thanks to a foundation ofsustainable income and job security through farming coffee, these communities have been able to look beyond their individual needs and work toward strengthening communities’ standings in ways that have immediate, ongoing, and tangible impacts.

How We Do Good

Our vibrant coffee-growing communities in Ruli and Kivu are located in secluded areas, away from Rwanda’s healthcare programs.Along with paying higher than fair trade wages for the farmers’ specialty coffee, we’re committed to working together to provide farmers and their families with clean water, healthcare, and education.

The Nziza Collective

Made up of 200 women who are the single providers for their families, The Nziza Collective is a promising example of the power of community. Each season, their outstanding coffee is set aside from the rest of the KivuLake harvest as a featured microlot.

However, poverty still perpetuates cycles of need and the women have limited income after the season’s harvest. Together with the Nziza Collective, we’re figuring out ways to strengthen the community and build sustainable year-round employment, including producing hand-woven baskets and textiles.

By purchasing Nziza Collective coffee beans or Peace Baskets, you contribute to a single mother and her family’s opportunity, stability, and power.

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do good health

Our vibrant coffee growing communities in Kivu and Ruli are located in secluded areas, tucked away from the reach of Rwanda’s various health care programs. Implementing a Community Health Clinic in the heart of these villages is an opportunity to directly affect the lives of those who make Thousand Hills possible.

the evergreen water project

Many communities lack access to clean water. The journey to the nearest source can take hours a day, and the water itself is often contaminated. Our goal is to serve the communities we work with by ensuring they have access to this basic human right.

SUCCESS STORIES

forgiveness school project

STORYCOMING SOON!

water for bwenda

A community need, a community solution

COFFEE BIKES PROJECT

STORY COMING SOON!

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