Total loan: $25,000
Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala / Agriculture
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Chica Bean's story
Chica Bean is a Guatemalan social enterprise that’s changing the way the world does coffee. Through eliminating middlemen, providing educational opportunities, and offering just prices, Chica Bean catalyzes the empowering potential of specialty coffee for women throughout the value chain. From supporting female smallholder producers to storing, roasting, and logistics, Chica Bean does it all. They defy industry colonialist traditions by roasting in origin and then exporting to consumers, ensuring value is more evenly distributed throughout consuming and producing countries. With this model, Chica Bean pays their producers 50% more than the international market, yielding a 2.5x income increase for farmers and a 1.3x income increase for their community, while still bringing in a 40% margin. With your Kiva support, Chica Bean will acquire new processing technology to expand capacity limitations, opening the door for larger clients and therefore more producers in the collective, increased quality, and more opportunities for coffee lovers around the world to start their day with impact.