Country: Peru Indigenous peoples: 4 ethnic groups Number of families: 250 Area of influence: 70,000 hectares
AFIMAD produces Brazil nuts and export 50-80 tones to the US market. Caronut, a US company has been buying from them for the last five years and provides limited export capital.
Limited finance (50% of needed). Not available on time Rely only in one buyer Deforestation Illegal mining Illegal logging
The Project :
Provide flexible working capital: USD $700,000 Incentivise sustainable land use and forest conservation. Implement agroforestry cocoa farms as second source of income for indigenous families. CAPEX investment in processing facilities. Develop new business opportunities with new buyers.
Stronger business model. Increase in overall turnover. 50 new members producer families. 120ha of new cocoa agroforestry farms. Reduction in deforestation.
Indigenous peoples: Yanesha
Number of families: 200
Area of influence: 10,000 hectares
CEPRO Yanesha commercialises arabica and fine robusta coffee. Coffee beans are mainly exported to Germany, the Netherlands and Taiwan. 240 tonnes of coffee exported annually
Limited finance (70% of needed).
The Project :
Provide flexible working capital: USD $750,000
Incentivise sustainable land use and forest conservation.
Implement agroforestry cocoa farms.
Develop new business opportunities with new buyers and assess CAPEX investment (USD 350,000) in processing facilities.