Mike Mwenedata, Founder of Rwanda Bean

Meet Mike Mwenedata

Founder

“In many ways, the coffee we share with you is the perfect symbol for my Rwandan home. Both prove that the richest lives are often shaped by the struggle to survive. Rwanda has weathered a challenging past, but today, its people are imbued with a boundless sense of hope for their future. The exceptional Bourbon Arabica varietal coffee crop that many of them farm often perishes in other climates, but flourishes within the extreme alpine environment of our tropical land. To create a company that can help lead all Rwandans to a brighter future, I’ve kept my eyes on the lessons I first learned in my past. Our Fifty Percent for Farmers program was inspired by the belief I inherited from my parents that education and compassion have the power to create richer, fuller lives. The direct aid these funds provide to support the health, education, clean energy, and operational needs of our farmers and their communities does just that. Your purchase of Rwanda Bean Coffee is the key to that support, and our efforts to strengthen Rwanda—one cup at a time.”

Beans That Give Back

Rwanda Bean was founded in 2013 with the mission to support the community of coffee farmers who are growing a stronger Rwanda by sharing their harvests and stories with the wider world. It started with just a couple of pounds of raw beans shipped from Rwanda for a taste-test, and it’s growing to become an amazing community of caring people who believe in giving back. As you are about to take that first sip of our delicious coffee—just stop and pat yourself on the back. Remember, every sip you take helps someone in need. There’s no better way to start a day than with a great cup of coffee and a good deed.

Farmers who received Health Insurance for 1 Year

Together, we've donated $5,656 to provide 1,131 farmers with health insurance for one year!

$ to build Gisagara Daycare

We've raised $20,000 to build Gisagara Daycare to provide early childhood education and a safe place for 125 kids to learn and grow.

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We paid tribute to Agnes, an 88-year-old Rwandan woman who worked 60 years farming coffee. We're paying her monthly salary for her entire retirement.

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