The Café des Mamas Women's Project is a non-profit organisation in Rwanda that supports women in rural communities to empower themselves economically while improving their social environment. Founded in 2009, the project focuses on empowering women, especially widows and single mothers, who are often the most vulnerable to poverty and disadvantage.
The project has built a network of women who learn how to grow, harvest, process and market coffee beans. The women also learn basic business skills to sell their produce and increase their income. The project also focuses on promoting women's rights and gender equality and helps the women build their self-confidence and leadership skills.
The Café des Mamas women's project works closely with communities to promote awareness of women's rights and gender equality. It has also launched programmes to improve women's health and education, and to promote childcare and nutrition.