Koakaka is an impressive and firmly-established cooperative. Its members' stories of the post-genocide peace process are humbling and inspiring. When the coop was first established, members describe how reuniting their community seemed like a near impossible feat. Local families lived side by side but were so divided by those who had lost family members and those who had family in prison for carrying out the genocide. Gradually, Koakaka's simple, yet ambitious concept of unity around marketing its members coffee has enabled this community to rebuild.
Koakaka is particularly proud of the role the cooperative has had in stabilising coffee prices in the region and providing a better retun to its members. In 2016, it began a savings and credit scheme and began to produce fully traceable Coffee Grown by Women for the first time.