Video featuring support for Rwanda's booming coffee sector
Rusizi Specialty Coffee (RSC) is a coffee export company based in the district of Rusizi, in south-west Rwanda. Rusizi Speciality Coffee works with 2,000 smallholder farmers and three coffee cooperatives to produce high-quality coffee.
Oikocredit partnered with RSC as it provides smallholder coffee farmers and cooperative members with financing and technical assistance. Oikocredit's financial support to RSC included the purchase of a drying mill with the initial loan. Since then, coffee production and output has improved, as have the lives of the cooperative members, the farmers, the farm labourers and transporters.