“RWASHOSCCO is a farmer-owned marketing, exporting, and roasting company that also provides key services to Small Holder coffee cooperatives in Rwanda. RWASHOSCCO Ltd is a limited company incorporated in the Republic of Rwanda. It is owned by 6 cooperatives to achieve differentiation in the market, RWASHOSCCO specialized in high quality specialty coffee. This was achieved by
Providing training to farmers (notably in cupping), improving roasting company that also provides key services to Small Holder coffee cooperatives in Rwanda.
In 2001 USAID financed two projects aiming at providing assistance to Rwandan producers in coffee processing and construction of coffee washing stations. The projects promoted the formation of cooperatives and aimed at encouraging farmers to improve their product’s quality. Although it helped beneficiaries get good prices for their coffee, the projects lacked sustainability as beneficiaries were totally dependent on USAID grants. RWASHOSCCO was created in 2005, towards the end of the USAID project as a means of creating sustainability within cooperatives.