the do good initiative

Cultivating flourishing communities


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 of sustainable 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.

Food Relief for farmers project

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.

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 Kivu Lake 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.

A community solution to a community in Need

water for bwenda

do good health

Family support Project


STORIES coming soon

COFFEE BIKES PROJECT

Sheep farm PROJECT

forgiveness school project


HOW YOU CAN DO GOOD & MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

By choosing Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, you’re already directly supporting thousands of coffee farmers and their families.
But, of course, there’s always more to do.

start a coffee subscription

One bag of coffee = one day’s wages for one farm.

Just think about what your ongoing subscription can do.


make a donation

While proceeds from coffee sales are reinvested back into our communities in different ways, 100% of monetary donations go directly to the Do Good Initiative projects.


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