With the support of Kiva, in Norcafé we have created our first crowdfunding campaign. On March 26, 2021, we began our campaign with the hope of raising $ 50,000 dollars in a period of 30 days.
Kiva is a non-profit organization that is responsible for managing and promoting this type of campaigns with the purpose of supporting entrepreneurs around the world to get the money that will help them in their development. This is how Norcafé obtains the approval to participate in this project with the goal that this loan is the impulse that is needed to grow as a cooperative.
The money collected will be used to purchase all of the coffee production of the small farmers that are part of the cooperative, by doing this we ensure them a fair price; training programs in agriculture and quality management will also be created. Ultimately, we seek to stop depending on loans with high interest rates. We hope by the end of April we can exclaim: goal accomplished! and the money raised serves as a starting source for a series of improvements that will benefit our coffee growers.