Kenya AA Kabngetuny

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Through Fairtrade Africa, the women of Kabngetuny Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) were involved in a program called Growing Women in Coffee. As in most coffee-growing communities, women typically contribute a large portion of the work but disproportionately own very few coffee farms themselves. The project aimed to give women ownership over their coffee trees. Now, women in Kabngetuny continue to increase their economic and social empowerment by marketing their women-grown coffees through Kahawa Bora Millers.

Kahawa Bora Millers has a separate hulling line that can process lots as small as 1 bag at a time. This helps farmers, like the women in Kabngetuny FCS, maintain traceability all the way back to the farmer. Kahawa Bora helps the women of Kabngetuny FCS market their women-grown coffees to interested buyers and funnel a fair price premium back to the women growing this coffee.

Women selectively handpick ripe, red cherry and deliver it to Kabngetuny’s washing station. At intake, cherry is floated and visually inspected to remove any underripe or damaged cherry. Cherry is pulped and fermented. Parchment is washed in clean water and laid to dry on raised beds. Parchment is raked frequently to ensure even drying. It takes approximately 10 to 20 days for parchment to dry.
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