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On March 27th, 2013, the IWCA Burundi Chapter celebrated the sell of their coffee! Working together as a team and processing the best quality coffee. They distributed bonus checks directly to about 200 women producers. Pauline gave a report to the women about the IWCA Guatemala Convention. Pauline, along with her husband presented gardening hoes to those who didn't receive a bonus to encourage them to produce better quality in the season.

The process of becoming a chapter takes several steps that start with casual socialization and moves into the establishment of officers, bylaws, conducting needs assessments, strategic planning and legalization. In some countries this process can take several years depending on available resources. IWCA believes in success through localization where national chapters are comprised of women and men representing the coffee supply chain. Becoming a legal entity allows the organization to have a voice in their country.

On March 27th, 2013, the IWCA Burundi Chapter celebrated the sell of their coffee! Working together as a team and processing the best quality coffee. They distributed bonus checks directly to about 200 women producers. Pauline gave a report to the women about the IWCA Guatemala Convention. Pauline, along with her husband presented gardening hoes to those who didn't receive a bonus to encourage them to produce better quality in the season.

The process of becoming a chapter takes several steps that start with casual socialization and moves into the establishment of officers, bylaws, conducting needs assessments, strategic planning and legalization. In some countries this process can take several years depending on available resources. IWCA believes in success through localization where national chapters are comprised of women and men representing the coffee supply chain. Becoming a legal entity allows the organization to have a voice in their country.