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IZERE by Deborah Ntawigirira

IZERE by Deborah Ntawigirira

Deborah Ntawigirira is the founder and CEO of IZERE Coffe,she  wanted to bring a piece of her native country Burundi with her.So she made an arrangement with her mother to send freshly-harvested ‘Ikawa’ beans to her newly adopted home,Canada.Ikawa ,or coffee ,is just one of thousands of crops that grow in the lush tropical highlands of Burundi ,but it is one that has particular significance for its people .It is a source of community ,of shared pride and of reliable income for many.The beans that Deborah and her mother choose for Izere are harvested organically by some of Burundi’s many coffee cooperatives .They are traded directly to ensure that the benefits accrue right to the communities that grow and harvest them.

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