Kiva Lending Team: Coffee Cultivation
We loan because...
Coffee is the second most valuable exported legal commodity on the planet (after oil). Literally millions of people depend on the coffee industry for their livelihood. For its consumers, coffee minimally delivers the largest jolt of the world's most widely taken psychoactive drug (caffeine). At various times coffee has been claimed to be an aphrodisiac, enema, nerve tonic and life-extender.
In a buyer's market, the share of the coffee trade enjoyed by producers has fallen by two-thirds in 10 years. The result is that the livelihoods of millions of peasant farmers and their families are threatened in a way that entire rural communities disappear and force desperate peasants into everything from crime to illegal migration.
Poverty hating coffee aficionados.
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Gs. Numero 1 Pedrios Group received a loan from Gregory A to buy manure, insecticide and fertilizer to grow more coffee.
Gs. Evenecer Group received a loan from Gregory A to buy fertilizers, foliar fertilizers, compost, and insecticide.
José received a loan from TRAVIS to purchase fertilizers and to pay for day-labor for the weeding of his coffee plot.
Nilson Hasdrubal received a loan from TRAVIS to buy fertilizer to be used in the bean-filling stage of his coffee farms.
Agapito received a loan from TRAVIS to invest in the purchase of manure, fertilizers and wages for his workers.
Esteban received a loan from TRAVIS to buy fertilizer for his farm and cover the costs of weeding his plots.
Margarita received a loan from Gregory A to apply fertilizer for the ripening of the cherries of her coffee plants, and to weed her coffee farm.
Yorgos received a loan from Gregory A to pay for fertilizer and weeding for his coffee farm, where he will grow organic coffee.
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