KOPAKAMA (Koperative y'Abahinzi ba Kawa ba Mabanza) started on 15th October 1998 by 47 members. During its creation, the purpose was to protect the interest of members by collecting the product composed mainly of ordinary coffee and looking for buyers who were also intermediates in the coffee value chain.
It becomes the cooperative in 2006 after getting the legal personality. Since that time, KOPAKAMA has clear vision and mission. Up to now, the number of members has increased till 949 including 356 women.
The coffee is processed using two coffee Washing Stations (Mushubati CWS and Nyagatare CWS) both located in Mushubati sector, Rutsiro District and one Dry Mill recently built by KOPAKAMA itself in Rubengera sector, Karongi District.