Munyinya lies just beyond the border of Bukeye province, approximately 4 kilometres from the Long Miles Bukeye washing station. The dirt road winding towards Munyinya is cut into the side of steep mountains that drop into cinematic views of the valleys below. Coffee trees line the steady incline that leads to the tiny town center. The town itself is a single row of mud-brick buildings. It takes no longer than a couple of minutes to walk from the beginning of the town to its end. Beyond this, crops and houses are haphazardly splattered across steep Burundian hills.
Munyinya farmers believe that coffee is a lifeline for their families, even though farming it is not easy. Munyinya is home to several farmers who own thousands of coffee trees— well above the Burundi average. Through coffee farming these farmers have been able to build houses, send their children to school and buy livestock. Until 2012, Munyinya coffee fetched fairly low prices but once Long Miles Coffee Project opened its Bukeye washing station profits began to increase.
The dream of Munyinya farmers is to be involved in the production of coffee beyond just delivering it to the washing station. Setting up savings groups that can provide small loans for coffee farmers during difficult times is a high priority for Munyinya in the coming years. In the future, they hope to see a community owned washing station on Munyinya hill.