You – and coffee - can change the lives of struggling families in Rwanda.
In rural Rwanda, growing coffee means better lives.
The Send a Cow U.S. Board of Trustees saw this first-hand when we visited Rwanda in March 2019. Farmers made coffee for us straight from the fields, showing with pride their beautiful, lush green land and crops.
Send a Cow is two years into the Ikawa n'Inka project in Rwanda that was generously funded by Starbucks. We are so grateful for their donation, and want to step up to support this project.
Collectively as a board, we are raising money for the third year of Ikawa n'Inka project, which has provided outstanding results for the farmers we work with in Rwanda.
In English, Ikawa n'Inka means "Coffee and Cows.” Rwandan families will be given the skills and support to become successful coffee farmers and grow themselves out of poverty, for good.
Please join us in supporting this important project. Every donation helps!
When we met Dina and Jean-Baptiste for the first time, they weren’t able to feed their children.
Their cassava crops had failed and the family was hungry. After joining the Ikawa n'Inka project less than a year ago, their lives have already started to change.
They are now producing enough vegetables for two meals a day.
However, there’s still a lot to be done for them to secure their future.
And that's where your support comes in.
While they have made some home improvements, their roof still leaks and there is no source of light. Finding money for their children's education continues to be an uphill struggle too.
$10 could go towards providing training and additional coffee tree saplings for a family like Dina’s, so they can plant them before the next rainy season.
$50 could go towards providing a gardening kit including a spade, watering can and welly boots, enabling families like Dina’s to help themselves as well as other coffee farmers in their community too.
$100 could help towards the cost of a cow, giving families like Dina’s a rich source of manure, which they can use to fertilise their soil and increase their coffee yield.
With your support, Dina and Jean-Baptiste can improve their farming with cow manure which enriches the soil. This will enable them to grow more food and coffee beans, which they can sell, providing a vital income.
Families like Dina's can achieve remarkable things through their own hard work and determination.
They just need a hand up from people like you. By supporting families like theirs, you are helping to put food on the table, send children to school and enabling those living in the poorest regions to earn a living from life-changing coffee beans.