We are a cooperative of 10,044 small holder expert coffee farmers. We live and farm on the misty ridges and in the lush upland valleys of Africa's largest, extinct volcano: the majestic Mt. Elgon in Eastern Uganda.
We will strive to bring benefits to our communities by working together across the supply chain and by producing the best cup quality
In 2003 we were registered as a new co-operative union, with the aim of making sustainable improvements to the livelihoods of our members by selling their coffee in the most advantageous markets.
Gumutindo Board comprises of 9 Elected Leaders from all the 12 Primary Societies.
This is usually done at the Annual General Meeting as per Cooperative laws.
Coffee is the only crop that has paid us enough consistently to enable us to achieve healthcare and education, improve our homes and invest in clean water and energy in our communities. Currently, we have projects to install energy efficient stoves into households and to provide one cow per family
At Bumayoga GCS my fellow farmers elected me as a committee member and delegate to Gumutindo Board. I think they elected me because they know that I am hardworking and a woman who is competing with men to produce good quality coffee. My responsibility is to teach other women farmers to produce good quality coffee and also advise them to plant more coffee trees.
Ever since I left my job as a parish chief, I have derived satisfaction from looking after my coffee shambas and my cows. It is what I do every day."
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