Marawaka Female Cooperative
The Marawaka Female Cooperative is a group of women in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. A remote and rugged region connected to the world, but only by a few bush trails and mountain tracks. To get coffee out of the region it has to be carried bag by bag by the women in an epic three-day hike through the jungle or alternatively by a charter plane which is unfeasible.
Most coffee buyers don't buy coffee from the region because of the near impossible restraints in getting goods out of the mountains. But the Marawaka Female Cooperative have banded together against all odds to tackle their obvious access to market restraints.