Founded in 2000, the Dukunde Kawa Musasa Cooperative grows its high-quality coffee near a mountain gorilla habitat at around 1,800m asl in the rugged northwest of Rwanda. The cooperative undertakes every year to produce and export quality coffee, relying on and employing a predominantly female workforce, the cooperative guarantees maximum benefits to local families. In 2003, he built a washing station with funds provided by the Rwandan defense ministry. In return for this support, Dukunde Kawa donates 10 percent of net profits each year to finance the construction of other washing stations across Rwanda.
The Gakenke district is located in northwestern Rwanda near the Volcanoes National Park, home to 1 of only 3 endangered mountain gorilla populations in the world. Like much of Rwanda - "the land of a thousand hills" - the terrain is mountainous, rugged and exceptionally beautiful. Rich volcanic soils, abundant sunshine, and tropical rains provide exceptional conditions for Arabica cultivation, and the Bourbon variety excels particularly in the high mountain heights of Rwanda.