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Cooperative Vice President With New Washing Station

Tacienne Mukansengimana, Vice President of Cocamu Coffee Cooperative, explains the coffee washing procedure as members look on.


A testimony to the success of the women's increased participation is the sentiment expressed by many of the women cooperative members about the life they can now provide for their children and the future. “The most important thing now is that I no longer fear getting sick and not be able to farm or care for my children: I know I can afford health insurance and can go to the health centre.”


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Photo Credit: UN Women/Ana Lukatela

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Taken on December 31, 2011