Yaneth has been a coffee grower for 20 years and has a son. She is a certified organic coffee producer, and wants to increase her production and improve the quality of her coffee through an investment in organic fertilizer.
She wants to build a stable, and buy three cows so that she can use the waste from the cows as raw material for making organic fertilizer. This will help her to improve the growing conditions for the coffee, and will cost her 3,600,000 pesos. This way she will be able to obtain more income to support her son in completing his education, and be able to finish building her home.
Yaneth ha sido caficultora desde hace 20 años y tiene un hijo. Ella es productora de café orgánico certificado y quiere aumentar su producción y mejorar la calidad del café a través de una inversión en abonos orgánicos.
Ella quiere construir un establo y comprar 3 vacas para utilizar los desechos de las vacas como materia prima para hacer abonos orgánicos que le ayudaran a mejorar las condiciones del café lo cual le costara 3.600.000 de pesos. Así podrá obtener mas recursos económicos y apoyar a su hijo para que termine sus estudios y poder terminar de construir su vivienda.
About The Federacion Campesina del Cauca
The Federacion Campesina del Cauca (FCC) is a non-profit federation of coffee associations in Colombia that helps farmers improve the quality of the coffee they grow. Founded in 1971, it groups six coffee grower associations based in small rural towns outside the city of Popayan. FCC helps growers become fair trade certified and convert to more profitable organic farming techniques.
Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help coffee growers convert their conventional coffee crops into organic ones. With Kiva loans, they have a great opportunity to use sustainable practices that help the environment and limit the effects of climate change in their regions. Given the length of the conversion process, farmers have the option to take out loans that have three year terms.