When you buy coffee grown by women in Burundi, there’s a double impact. Yes, they receive a premium for delivering the highest quality cherries, but they also receive lessons in personal finance.
In the past few months, a group of women (and a few men) have taken those lessons to heart, pooled their funds, and in Ngozi Province, a new washing station is rising from the red soil. This cooperative venture is named Together We Can (Turihamwe Turashobora).
A group of women investors prepare the soil to build a new washing station in Ngozi Province.
Bought and built primarily by women, the washing station represents the fruits of their careful saving. When they attended financial literacy clas...