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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.

About us
Poverty hating coffee aficionados.

 

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Team Activity

  • Agapito
    Peru
    Agapito received a loan from TRAVIS to invest in the purchase of manure, fertilizers and wages for his workers.
    TRAVIS
  • Esteban
    Peru
    Esteban received a loan from TRAVIS to buy fertilizer for his farm and cover the costs of weeding his plots.
    TRAVIS
  • Margarita
    Peru
    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.
    Gregory A
  • Yorgos
    Peru
    Yorgos received a loan from Gregory A to pay for fertilizer and weeding for his coffee farm, where he will grow organic coffee.
    Gregory A
  • Aldemar
    Colombia
    Aldemar received a loan from TRAVIS to buy fertilizer and to pay for some workforce for his coffee growing.
    TRAVIS
  • Groupe Bashana
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Groupe Bashana received a loan from Gregory A to buy equipment (netting and a pirogue [a type of small boat]) to rent out.
    Gregory A
  • Geiner
    Peru
    Geiner received a loan from TRAVIS to purchase manure, and fertilizer, and to pay day laborers.
    TRAVIS
  • Florentino
    Peru
    Florentino received a loan from Gregory A to maintain his pulper, to fix the roof of his coffee processing platform, and to buy soil amendments for the second fertilizing.
    Gregory A

Impact   Updated Hourly

3
Team Members
$1,650
Amount Loaned
65
Loans
21.7
Loans per member