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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Aldemar received a loan from TRAVIS to buy fertilizer and to pay for some workforce for his coffee growing.$750 to goLend Now
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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.
Bun's Group received a loan from Gregory A to buy fertilizer to fertilize the coffee field of her family.
Jose Nemias received a loan from TRAVIS to invest in the purchase of manures and fertilizers, and to pay workers to help with his coffee crop.
Anthony Joseph received a loan from 2 team members to pay for the care of his coffee farm.
Luz María received a loan from Gregory A a borrower to purchase compost and to farm her plot of organic coffee.
Marciano received a loan from TRAVIS to buy manure for his farm and construct his coffee processing platform for Fair Trade Organic coffee.
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