Karangura Peak Modern Coffee farmers Cooperative society limited (KAPCCO) started in 2013 as a registered association and later transformed into a cooperative society (2017). It produces natural Arabica coffee.
It is a Fairtrade certified cooperative, located in Karangura sub county. In 2013, the association, with the support of TJX, started as to tackle the low levels of primary education in the two communities of Mount Gessi and Mahyoro. It grew from 400 coffee farmers to 600 in 2015 (of which 212 are females and 388 males).
The cooperative is currently being coached by the TDC in marketing, financial and business management.
In parallel, Karangura Peak Coffee is benefiting from a financial support in form of a €27 000 grant to :
- improve and increase of sustainable coffee production through training, the creation of a nursery and the distribution of shading trees;
- increase the profitability of the cooperative’s products through better marketing (logo, website, participation in international fairs, advertising, brochures, etc.);
- increase in memberships and shares capital;
- increase the sales of roasted coffee on the local market.