The women now outnumber the men at the Nahuala cooperative. The women farmers have used their increased income to, among other things, send their children to school and fund a librarian position within the community.
The women of CECANOR are proud to be the originators of the Café Femenino concept. Above all, they feel proud to instill in their daughters the expectation that they will grow up to become leaders in their community—just like their mothers and grandmothers.
The women of Hinga Kawa Abakundakawa are survivors and leaders to their core. Nearly half of them became the sole providers for their families after their husbands were killed or jailed during the 1994 genocide.