Muramvya is a central province of Burundi and is the fourth most populous in the country in terms of population density. During the time of the royalty, it hosted the main royal capitals, notably Bukeye, Kiganda, Mbuye and Muramvya.
This coffee is sourced from the Buhorwa washing station and its member farmers in Bukeye, Muramvya. In collaboration with the Burundi chapter of the International Womens’ Coffee Alliance, the importer has been able to facilitate community-driven impact initiatives with varying degrees of success over the years. Projet Vache is one such initiative, with goals of diversifying farmer income through an array of agricultural investments and practices. The initiative has many programs, but perhaps the most effective is the livestock program, which provides training in good agricultural practices with a leaning towards raising livestock. Long-term, ongoing goals are to encourage additional sources of income to support smallholder farmers during the off-season or when crops suffer from volatile growing conditions, which are particularly common in Burundi.