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Muungano is located in eastern DRC by Lake Kivu and was established in 2009 with 350 members. Today the cooperative has 2,300 members, including 1,200 women. They are producing washed Arabica and are investing in new infrastructure to drive quality improvements.

Projects

Twin is working with Muungano to build a central and a micro-washing station. The combined capacity of the stations is 115.2 MT which is equivalent to six containers of fully-washed coffee. We are also working with the cooperative to build a cupping laboratory.

Gender justice icon   working on gender roles by establishing groups to discuss responsibilities undertaken by men and women at the household, farm and cooperative level. 
Sustainable Agriculture icon   identifying areas at risk of landslides and planting grass and hedges to reduce risk
Business management icon   business basics training, capacity building programme for an accountant, annual business review, building relationships with ethical lenders, support on contract negotiation & price fixing
 Governance icon   support in leadership transition and roles & responsibility of board and organisational transparency
Quality and Processing icon   training Quality Officers to distinguish clean coffee from defective, as well as understanding acidity and body
Market access   participation in the Joint Marketing Initiative; production of publicity materials