Mahembe is a privatly owned washing station, owned by Justin Musabyiama who also grows his own coffee. Justin grew up in the local area and, after moving away for some time, decided to come back home and invest in the community by building a wet mill on his fathers coffee plantation. He has an 8-hectare farm of his own and buys cherries from the surrounding smallholders. Competition for cherry can be pretty tough, farmers can deliver to whichever washing station they want. Maintaining a good supply of cherry is dependent on the relationships Justin has with farmers, and being able to offer a competitive pricing. His roots and history in the community help him strengthen these relationships.