Mike (pictured at top left) came to the US in 2010 from Rwanda. Two years ago he and his friend Nick Mazuroski started a coffee company called Rwanda Bean, a creative and compassionate venture to support a co-op of 950 coffee growers in his home country. Rwanda Bean gives fifty percent of their net profits back to support the farmers through improved facilities, education, health insurance, transportation of coffee to market, etc.
You can buy coffee directly from their website: www.rwandabean.com or through a number of local outlets in Maine. FMI: facebook.
Music: Genda Rwanda Uri Nziza.
(Also beautiful to watch).
*Note: There was an issue that caused the first five minutes of this program to not record properly. Please accept my apologies.
4/30/17 Degan Guled is originally from Somalia. She is a mother, a student, and a worker. She will be my guest next time on New Mainers Speak. Join us!