Colleen's committment to and passion for the people and coffees of Ethiopia was so great that in 2005, she was presented with a letter of special thanks and commendation from His Excellency Tiruneh Zena, Acting Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations for her "extraordinary warmth and spirit on behalf of the Ethiopian people."
WiC is a newly formed provisional chapter of IWCA in Ethiopia seeking support to establish an organization that connects and empowers the coffee women of coffee's birthplace! One of the founders of WiC, upon hearing about Colleen's work recently wrote:
"Colleen! Now that we know about you a little more, hope we make you smile down on us and keep your legacy too. WiC Ethiopia is going to have it's own office soon and we will have the photo of the founders on the wall, honoring your commitment and honoring Colleen."
Help bring the vision of Ethiopia's coffee women to life!