29 Jun '12, 6pm

Falcon friends and partners Rwanda Profiles: Kinunu Washing Station, KZ Noir

Falcon friends and partners Rwanda Profiles: Kinunu Washing Station, KZ Noir

Kinunu is one of 8 washing stations owned by KZ Noir, and managed by Gilbert Gatali, who we profiled in depth in the beginning of our trip. All of KZ Noir’s stations are privately owned, but they receive cherry and employ workers from local coopeartives; 6 coops in total contribute to the output at Kinunu. Mr. Gatali’s agronomist at Kinunu is a man named Pascal Mugiraneza, and the two of them work together alongside Technoserve to offer education in pruning, mulching, and other agronomic practices to the cooperatives that work in concert with Kinunu. This station produced 9 containers total in 2012, a huge jump from the 3 containers it produced in 2011, while transitioning from being fully owned by SOCOR to being primarily owned and overseen by Gilbert, Pascal, Laetitia, and the rest of the KZ Noir staff in Rwanda. Around 5000 farmers total contributed the cherry that crea...

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