Rwanda Farmers Coffee Company
Building on Clinton Hunter Development Initiative's longstanding work with Rwandan coffee farmers, in 2009 CHDI and the Rwanda Coffee board initiated Rwanda Farmers Coffee Company (RFCC). RFCC adds value to Rwanda's premium coffee while creating jobs and securing better returns to farmers. RFCC operates a coffee roasting and packaging facility in Kigali that has capacity to process 3,000 tonnes of coffee each year, improving incomes for 50,000 Rwanda coffee farmers and employing 40 staff at the factory. The roasted coffee is sold in both domestic and international markets.
Soyco Mount Meru
CHDI and Rwandan co-investors established Mount Meru Soyco Limited, a large soy processing business that will produce cooking oil. Soyco supplies the Rwandan market, creates jobs, and expands import opportunities. Additionally, Soyco is sourcing from an estimated 30,000 local farmers to grow soybeans, providing inputs to support farmers, and will employ up to 1,400 farmers on its commercial soy farm and employs 120 staff in its factory.