Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Empowering Ugandan Women With Coffee

Meet the woman fighting inequality with coffee 

By hannah rochell
30 january 2020

Meet Elizabeth Nalugemwa, the founder and CEO of Kyaffe Farmers Coffee. Elizabeth grew up on a coffee farm and realised she could use her lifetime of experience and knowledge to change the lives of women in her home country. 

In Uganda, women often face challenges like violence, gender inequality and poverty, but helping female coffee farmers by buying their coffee from them at fair prices, as well as getting them involved in the entire supply chain so that they understand and can market their product better, means that Elizabeth can empower these women to manage their basic needs more efficiently. “Women can do better things if they are given the chance”, she says. 

Watch the full film to find out more about the amazing work Elizabeth and Kyaffe Farmers Coffee does.

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