Tanzania Women in Coffee Association Ltd (TAWOCA), Chapter President Fatima Faraji attended the 4th Annual National Coffee Stakeholders Conference held at Nashera Hotel in Morogoro on May 30-31st, 2013.

Fatima is one of very few women who serve at the board level on local coffee organizations.  During the conference in Morogoro she was asked to speak about the newly formed chapter. Fatima shared her experience in traveling to Geneva Switzerland in early May to sign the Letter of Understanding with IWCA President Grace Mena in front of the International Trade Centre’s Annual General Meeting. TAWOCA was able to register additional members during the coffee conference in Morogoro.

Fatima is seeking funding to support attendance for two TAWOCA chapter members to attend the African Fine Coffees Association in February 2014 in Bujumbura, Burundi where they will have the opportunity to learn more about the coffee industry and meet with potential buyers.