Originally, there were 3 cooperatives in the area where Korerikawa is now. One of them dissolved, and started selling to a private company nearby. But the farmers at the two remaining cooperatives, Gahororo and Ramba, felt very strongly that this was not a constructive way forward, and that to bring positive change to the community, they needed to start their own washing station. The two cooperatives merged, and this was the beginning of Korerikawa.
Korerikawa is making great progress in building up the infrastructure of the washing station. They are currently working on establishing an electricity supply and water storage tanks. The farmers hope to use the Fairtrade premium to access clean drinking water for the community and help to build homes for the most vulnerable, older people.