Marcelline Budza & RWH

Marcelline introducing Eliya Rusangwa, representative of King Roger Ntambuka of Idjwi Island, to Mozzo Coffee Oct'19

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Coffee hunting with Marcelline and Bertin of Rebuild Womens Hope on Idjwi Island, DRC, Oct'19

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Mela Musa & Claudine Mwegegabe - Incredible and inspiring coffee farmers in the Hala Washing Station district pictured Oct'19

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Marcelline introducing Eliya Rusangwa, representative of King Roger Ntambuka of Idjwi Island, to Mozzo Coffee Oct'19

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“Building women’s hope is building the hope of the nation”

- Marceline Budza

 

Marcelline (30) grew up in Bukavu and had the good fortune to get herself an education. Upon graduating Marcelline desperately wanted to create similar opportunities for women in the DRC to truly empower them to build better lives for themselves, their families and communities.

Founding RWH in 2015 Marcelline, along with her husband Bertain Bahizire, have battled not only the practical challenges of building a business on such a remote island but also the prejudices of wider DRC towards women.

 

In 2017/18 all coffee grown and due for export by RWH was locked down in Goma, almost driving the cooperative out of business. Step in Mozzo ->

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