This pilot implemented with our field partner Gorilla Conservation Coffee (GCC) in Uganda, will provide access to affordable peer-to-peer credit to 500 coffee farmers living around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP). The credit helps them meet short-term financial needs between biannual income from coffee harvests. Our unique model is based on 70% of each farmer's current or expected coffee harvests and 30% on Forest Conservation Credits (FCC, is an index score computed based on % of each farm dedicated to sustainable forest management, use of energy-efficient cooking solutions, soil and water conservation best practices). Verified FCCs are stored on an immutable and auditable public blockchain. We believe our efforts will improve household income, restore degraded on-farm forest habitats while safeguarding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) from human pressure. BINP is home to more than 40% of the last remaining populations of Mountain Gorillas.
We are in negotiations with a large consumer of biomass energy in Uganda, East Africa to establish a sustainably managed 10,000-acre anchor forest to supply their long-term biomass energy needs while restoring degraded hill-tops and river banks in the area. The venture will also include a network of 5,000 acres of out-growers who will be financed through a peer-to-peer lending syndicate.
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