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Quick information guide

Statistics

  • 42% of enterprises in Rwanda are led by women.
  • 58% of enterprises in the informal sector are women owned,
  • 30% of the national GDP are women’s contribution

Leading sectors include

  • Energy;
  • Agriculture;
  • trade and hospitality; and
  • financial services

Though Rwanda's economy is still rural and dependent on agriculture

Strong growth in the services sector is emerging, particularly in construction and tourism. Services sector is contributing to the overall economic growth.

Access to market in Rwanda

In 2018, the World Bank ranked Rwanda 29th out of 190 economies based on the ease of doing business in the country. The country’s ranking in 2018 was an improvement, having being ranked 41st in 2017, stride largely attributed to country's strong stand against corruption.

The Republic of Rwanda, as a member of the East Africa Community, has access to a regional market of over 172 million consumers. Rwanda is also a neighbor of the Democratic Republic of Congo which is not yet a member of the East African Community with a market size of approximately 35 million people.

Rwanda is also a neighbor of the Democratic Republic of Congo which is not yet a member of the East African Community with a market size of approximately 35 million people.

Women are many to enter into business with creative ideas, breaking even into male dominated sectors such ICT. This is attributed to the gender sensitive public policies in place.

It is however important to continue supporting women. According to the UN,  once women enter into business, they start battling existing hidden barriers such us lack of access to finance, inadequate information and weaker networks.

Women owned businesses

Product markets

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About SAKE

 

Sake farm is part of the International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA). IWCA Rwanda is an NGO that engages every woman in the coffee sector from crop to cup by transforming their lives and wellbeing through strong relationship at regional and international levels.

Since 2013, the coffee has been the product of the hard work of 2,400 farmers - mainly women.

Sake Farm takes its name from the lake Sake that runs alongside it.

 

Product description

Coffee

 

The coffee is a fully washed and processed in the Sake coffee washing station located in Ngoma district, in the eastern province of Rwanda.

 

Price

From six Euro (£6.00 200g ; 500g; 1kg): 100% Arabica

Availability

The Rwandan harvest is from April to August while the growing season is from September to October.

 

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contacts

 Located in the district of Ngoma, in the eastern part of Rwanda, the Sake Farm takes its name from the lake Sake that runs alongside it.