The impact of our investments — made possible by our co-op members— is at the heart of everything we do. We’re committed to measuring this impact thoroughly. That’s why we do more than just collect data: we also regularly go out into the field to hear what the final beneficiaries have to say, so that we have a better understanding of how our work improves the daily lives of these people.
Founded in 2016 by two sisters, Immaculée Mukamana and Francine Nyiramana, Nyamurinda now processes and sells the production of more than 1,400 coffee farmers, most of whom are women. “We focus on women to encourage them to create their own jobs and contribute to their household finances,” Immaculée explains.
“Coffee is a very expensive business. Alterfin is now our only lender: without them, we really would have struggled to raise the necessary capital. With Alterfin, we know that we’ll be able to buy and pay for the coffee on time. Their support has boosted our credibility with international buyers, which has been crucial for our development.”
Immaculée Mukamana, co-founder of Nyamurinda
These testimonials show that Nyamurinda offers more than a purely commercial partnership: it provides training and advice from agronomists, seeds and inputs to improve yields, and financial support in the form of advances when producers are facing difficulties.
Discover the story of Nyamurinda and the testimonies of the producers in following video: