ITC, in cooperation with the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA), supports the establishment of women’s associations in
the coffee sector, so-called IWCA country chapters. The project focuses primarily on East
Africa. IWCA chapters empower women in
the coffee sector through a national and international network of peers – a way
of cooperating that has worked well in Central America for several years.
Through the chapters women work together to solve issues
they face collectively, advancing socially and economically. The project includes components on leadership
training, micro-finance and branding and is available to coffee entrepreneurs
primarily in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.