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Nke-Anyi Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative Society
Approved to post Kiva loans from: Nigeria
Nke-Anyi Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative Society, registered in 1998, was established to empower rural palm oil millers working in the southeastern Nigerian states of Anambra, Imo, Abia and Rivers State.
The organization works with clients to provide access to financial services, training, access to markets and SMS-based information around palm oil prices. Each member of the cooperative saves a certain amount per month, and then these funds are disbursed to society members throughout the year.
A unique lending approach:
Nke-Anyi is a cooperative in Nigeria that provides its clients, palm oil millers, with access to financial services and markets, training and helpful information.
The co-op functions as a merry-go-round, where all members save a certain amount per month. These funds are then dispersed to society members throughout the year.
The organization acts as a savings institution for clients, where each loan generates a return that is divided amongst the members at the end of the year as a proportion of what they put in. Each loan can be used for palm oil processing, storage, and equipment.
In addition to financing, Nke-Anyi also provides clients with training in palm oil processing and access to markets. The organization has also implemented a SMS service that provides the daily market price of palm oil, along with tips and notes about farming.
Unfortunately, the organization is currently unable to lend to each person who applies for a loan. With Kiva’s support, all clients could receive a loan in a year.