This Wednesday at Jones: 1:00 – 2:30pm,
Join Us for Coffee Talk with Immy from Rwanda!
On Wednesday, August 31sth, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm at Jones,
Listen to Immy Kamarade tell her stories of helping to rebuild Rwanda through specialty coffee following the 1994 genocide that took 800,000 lives in 100 days.
We hope you will join us!
We’re honored to invite you to come and meet an extraordinary woman and friend of Mireya’s. Immy is currently the chapter president for The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) in Rwanda. The IWCA’s mission is to empower women in the coffee sector through training, networking and new trade development.
Immy was featured by NPR as one of “4 African Women Who Are Changing the Face of Coffee.”
Here’s a quick excerpt from the NPR article:
“When Immy Kamarade wanted to spend more time with her kids (sound familiar, working moms?), she knew she had to learn a new trade. She quit her job in the medical field and started a coffee business. She says she’s now working as hard as ever, but it’s more on her own terms. She’s established a cooperative of 100 women who are producing and processing coffee in her home country of Rwanda.”
“‘It’s a new day for Rwanda,’ she says…Women there never had access to education or rights to land ownership, but ‘today a woman owns land like her husband and signs on the land title, and a woman has a right to open a [banking] account.'”
Check out this blog post to read more about the incredible Rwandan coffee that we have in stock at Jones…ready for you to try!
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