Here are some highlights of the Rwanda update from my trip. On the plantation there is a medical clinic that serves the residents of the plantation and the surrounding community. This is a picture of the delivery room, where they deliver babies. How would you like to have a baby in this room? They deliver […]
Today was our first opportunity to observe the coffee washing station in action. I arrived at the top of the hill just as the workers were finishing the final sorting of coffee cherries, prior to bagging them. The bags are then weighed, and emptied into the first vat. It was very touching to see moms […]
The coffee season is happening and the new processing station is yielding some great coffee. Let’s hope for a week of no rain so we can get the beans dried and bagged.
The new coffee washing station that is the cornerstone of the economic portion of the Hope plan is now running. With this important step underway, the other focuses of the Hope for a Thousand Hills sustainability program will continue to grow.
The biggest step in the production of plantation coffee and the big step forward to the plantation being sustainable is the completion of the new coffee washing station. This has been one of the major under takings of Hope for a Thousand Hills and will play a major role over the years ahead to provide […]
The plantation is divided in half by the stream that come from far above the plantation. The road and main school, plantation house and teachers houses on one side, the clinic, elementary school and the new washing station on the other. Today the construction of the new main road bridge has begun! It will be similar […]
Creating an economy with the coffee production at Cyimbili is to help the people of the community, and to raise their living standard and improve lives for all of those living and working at the plantation. Each day workers are now working to pick coffee as the coffee cherries are now ready for harvesting. The current plants should yield […]
The new coffee processing station is about finished, and will be ready for use next Friday. In order to improve income for the plantation a new coffee washing station has been built at the plantation. Not only will it help in the profitability of the project, but provides jobs in the local community. Hope for […]
In October of 2008 the plantation was overgrown and producing very little coffee, and creating virtually no income to the community. March 2009 Hope for a Thousand Hills officially started the rebuilding here. We had to clean up what coffee trees were left (about 20,000) and then get the hills ready for new planting, as […]