Rwanda is a tiny African country surrounded by volcanoes and gorilla habitats. The bicycle is a symbol of progress for Rwanda, yet only 1 out of 40 can afford a bike, so they make them out of wood. These wooden bikes allow the growers to haul several hundred pounds of coffee cherries to the finishing stations quickly. This efficiency increases the premium they receive for fresh delivery. The bicycle is the perfect tool for this transport because of its lower maintenance technology and it allows growers to manage their own transport infrastructure without overly large investments. Hope for a better world shines through the smiles of each Rwandan; the heart of its people is what makes Rwanda so beautiful, a true “Land of a Thousand Hills.” And the Rwandan Rusenyi coffee bean makes distinctly rich and delicious coffee.
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