Starbucks supports Send a Cow’s Ikawa n’Inka project in Rwanda.

Starbucks EMEA are committed supporters of Send a Cow’s work in Rwanda. In 2017, in partnership with Starbucks EMEA, we launched our 3 year Ikawa N’Inka (‘Coffee & Cows’) project in Nyaruguru district, Rwanda to help over 14,100 smallholder coffee farmers. Starbucks baristas around the world have joined the effort and fundraised an amazing £80,000 to support the project. Now thanks to a new grant from The Starbucks Foundation, we have been able to expand the reach of the project across Nyanza and Bugesera districts, to empower 15,400 people in these coffee growing communities with the knowledge and skills to live healthily and sustainably from the land.

This project will work with these communities to help them identify and value the resources they already have: their land, their communities, and their own capacities. Send a Cow will provide vital training in farming, gender and social development, enterprise and health and hygiene to bring increased farm production, improved sanitation and opportunities for sustainable livelihoods. Alongside this package of training and support, families will also receive resources such as seeds and cows.

Thanks to Starbucks commitment to this project, farmers in one of Rwanda’s poorest regions will be able to feed their families and escape poverty for good. If you would like to join Starbucks staff and customers in donating to this project please do so below or contact us via