Updated on February 27, 2023 - 1 min read

We’re very pleased to share with the coffee community that we have reached our goal to raise $5400 for The Gitesi Project!

The Gitesi Project is a grassroots initiative that places dairy cows with coffee farming families, and in more recent years has expanded to also provide health insurance for the poorest members of the community. It was founded in 2015 by Aime Gahizi together with Tim Williams, founder and CEO ofBureaux Coffee here in Melbourne.

For the second time, we teamed up with The Gitesi Project through our Good Coffee Doing Good initiative. GCDG is all about making an impact locally and globally by highlighting inspiring stories and raising critical funds that contribute to meaningful projects like The Gitesi Project.

To reach our goal, we released a stunning coffee from the Gitesi Washing Station in Rwanda’s Karongi region and donated $3 for every 250g of the coffee sold from March to June this year. 

For this campaign, we were fortunate enough to secure nearly double the amount of coffee than what we had for the first campaign in 2021 - which meant we could double our impact. This meant more customers could participate and make a difference with their coffee purchase!

We raised almost twice as much money for this campaign equating to approximately three dairy cows, and health insurance for around 20 people for coffee growing families in the Gitesi region. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to GCDG and enjoyed their Gitesi Rwanda coffee.

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