Green Mountain Arabica Coffee Ltd (GMAC), was incorporated in 2012 by a young lady “NIYONSABA Jeanne” at the start in 2012 the company was dealing with low grades of coffee producers and exporting them.
The inspiration of Jeanne was to work harder such that she be able to construct her own coffee washing-station and have her own coffee plantation, she also wanted her company to grow bigger and be able to support women farmers because she had seen women working harder in the coffee farms but they were not profiting from coffee as their husbands.
It is in 2017 that her first achievement as hit,Jeanne used the accumulated profit and purchased the COFFEE WASHING STATION located in Eastern Province of RWANDA, Rwamagana District, Karenge Sector.
That station was sarrounded by 12,000 mature coffee plants purchased together together with the coffee washing station. At this time the business of jeanne was grown bigger and has prospective growth, to reinforce the management and strategize for better future, Jeanne brought her husband to strengthen the management team,from then RUKAKA Steven become the Managing Director while Jeanne continued to heads as Chairperson of Board of the directors.
From then the couple worked harder to increase the numberof farmers parteners up 1200 coffee farmers Rain Forest Alliance certifed.these farmers include an association of 156 women coffee farmers, an association that Jeanne funded to support the women coffee farmers, and another association of young farmers funded to make younger generation like coffee because young people don’t have same conviction on coffee fariming compared to older people.
Actually the company is reallising a turnover of 800,000 USD with the team of 12 permanent staff and 250 casual labours from which 90% are women. the company is actually producing fully washed coffees and other coffees speciality coffees(Honey Coffee, Natural Coffee, Natural Coffees, Anaerobic Coffees,…)