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Smallholders from the Kikai Co-op at the Kuture coffee factory near Namwela in the Mount Elgon region of Western Kenya
SL28, SL34, Ruiru11, Batian & K7
1700 - 1850 masl
Notes of Dates and Figs
SCA Score - 87.5
Kutere factory is one of two wet mills under Kikai Co-operative Society in Western Kenya. The factory is located in the Namwela division on the southern slopes of Mount Elgon, lying and the Kenya-Uganda border.
The co-op is managed by an elected board of 9 members. Currently, the co-op has 12 permanent members of staff who are headed by a Secretary Manager. The Secretary Manager oversees the day to day running of the co-op under the supervision of the board. The two Wet mills in the co-op have a membership of 2333 farmers.
Vava Coffee is a Certified B-Corp with a social enterprise business model that has a network of coffee producers in different regions of East Africa.
Vava coffee exports, roasts and consults on coffee value chains, the company aims to contribute to better future prospects for coffee communities and the industry as a whole. We are geared towards sustainable livelihoods for the people and communities we work with. Our vision is to challenge the status quo and promote positive social disruption within the Coffee industry. Located in the picturesque Kajiado county inhabited by the calm yet courageous Maasai community, we work in this atypical coffee growing region to influence and transform communities by providing economic empowerment opportunities using coffee - we do this through trade, education and capacity building with a sharp focus on elevating the opportunities for women and girls in these communities.