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Anyone who has had the chance to meet Angèle Ciza, owner of Kahawa Link Company (Kalico, for short), is unlikely to forget her.
In 2012, Angèle and a friend decided to go into the coffee business together. They bought seven washing stations with the idea of working in close partnership with producers so they can process and export Burundi's best coffees. The washing stations are in the provinces of Kirundo and Muyinga in northeast Burundi, each serving 1,000 to 3,000 small farmers who mainly grow bourbon.
By placing a strong emphasis on education and awareness on topics such as nurseries, improved picking processes, the quality of coffees produced with Kalico's partnership has improved, as well as the prices paid to farmers.
Angèle continued to invest in training, environmental protection, microfinance, micro-credit, micro-insurance and other social infrastructure such as a scholarship program to pay school fees for young girls.