Handz is a processor and exporter of coffee. It work with and gives support to smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda with the aim of increasing both the quality and quantity of the coffee they produce, thereby creating a sustainable supply chain to the company and to the export market.
Market Opportunity/ Problem
The coffee value chain, which has huge potential to turn around the livelihoods of many communities in Uganda, is grappling with many challenges including: poor production technics, exclusion from trade, lack of access to farm inputs, extension services and markets. Handz (U) Limited through its Village Entrepreneurship Model (VEP) is increasing access to training, inputs and good markets while ending exclusion by bringing into the value chain the formerly excluded groups like youth and women.
Years of operation
Type of organization
Stage of the business
Value addition/ processing
Agriculture value chain(s) focus?
Primary country of operation
Other country(ies) of operation
How many employees does your business have?
Does the business have more than 30% women ownership?
Does the business have more than 30% youth ownership (under 35 years)?
Financing and expansion overview
How much capital is the company currently fundraising (US$)?
What is the split between equity and debt?