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 which would be based on each individual farmer's level of meeting agreed forest stewardship criteria is expected to help them meet short-term financial needs between biannual income from coffee harvests.
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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