RwandAir partners with Question Coffee to create economic opportunities for women in Rwanda

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RwandAir and Question Coffee had announced a ground breaking partnership to serve Rwandan specialty coffee on all of RwandAir flights with over 2 million cups to be offered in the next 2 years. This partnership allows passengers the opportunity to support small holder women farmers and their families in Rwanda.

RwandAir is proud to advance the Made in Rwanda initiative through its industry leadership by offering Question Coffee. RwandAir will be connecting the world to locally grown and roasted coffee. Question Coffee is a social enterprise funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and powered by 27,000 women who are now managing their own businesses and supporting their families in Rwanda.

“Serving the fresh and wonderfully tasty Rwandan coffee on our flights gives us gratification to offer to our clients the best, to continue promoting Rwandan products and sustain our community” said Chance Ndagano, the Ag. Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir.

Question Coffee is a social enterprise seeking to expand the domestic market for specialty coffee grown by Rwandan women. Question Coffee operates a training center in Kigali where Rwandans can develop their skills in coffee roasting, tasting, preparation and service. The center also acts as a public café where guests can enjoy the tastes of Rwanda in a hand-crafted coffee drink, or a bag of fresh roasted beans. Question Coffee offers guests an opportunity to learn about coffee either through a class in the Kigali tasting room or through a visit to a coffee farm where women farmers teach how they grow and process coffee. Across Rwanda, Question Coffee’s women-grown specialty coffee can be found at leading hotels, cafés and restaurants. All proceeds from Question Coffee’s operations are re-invested in the women coffee growers. To learn more about where do drink Question Coffee, or to book an experience, visit questioncoffee.com

“Serving the fresh and wonderfully tasty Rwandan coffee on our flights gives us gratification to offer to our clients the best, to continue promoting Rwandan products and sustain our community”

From its hub at the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is reputed for its excellent on-time performance, customer service and safety, and has one of the youngest fleet on the African continent. RwandAir, an IATA member airline renewed its IOSA certification and has been ISAGO and EASA certified.

With a fleet of twelve aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330 acquired last year, the airline currently reaches out to twenty-four (24) destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Last year, RwandAir started flights from Kigali to Mumbai, Harare, London (Gatwick) and Brussels as well as Dakar from its new hub in Cotonou. RwandAir also introduced flights to Abidjan, Libreville and Brazzaville from its Cotonou hub. This year, RwandAir is planning to fly to Abuja in Nigeria, Cape Town in South Africa in April and May, respectively. Guangzhou in China, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Bamako in Mali and Conakry in Guinea, will also be added this year to our expanding network. RwandAir also plans to enter the American market with flights to New York, in the USA.

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