The Fairtrade Access Fund serves the financing needs of smallholder farmers, agro SMEs, and Agro MFIs while promoting a sustainable food system for the world.

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The FAF has impacted more than 250.000 lives through

disbursements

$128m

disbursements

countries

19

countries

in Latin America & Africa

crops

11

crops

including coffee, cocoa, sugar, nuts, honey and fruits

clients

Clients

The FAF has three types of clients: Producer Organizations, Small and Medium Enterprises and Agricultural Focused Microfinance Institutions.

products

Products

The FAF offers short and long term loans for produce purchasing, working capital, and investments in growth, competitiveness and innovation.

impact

Impact

The FAF endeavors to achieve social and environmental sustainability with the organizations it invests in and a comprehensive set of impact measurement indicators has been developed in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Silvestre Santa Cruz

Silvestre Santa Cruz is one of the more than 1600 members of the Sugar Cooperative Manduvira Ltda located in Arroyos y Esteros Paraguay. Silvestre produces not only fair trade certified organic sugar cane, but he and his wife also produce sesame seeds, fruits, vegetables, and other products for their food security needs at their farm.

Jardin Azuayo

In Ecuador, FAF client Jardin Azuayo has emerged as a leader in promoting inclusive rural development. Jardin Azuayo specifically targets rural, low-income communities traditionally excluded by other financial institutions as being too difficult or too costly to reach. Seventy-five percent of the organization’s 200,000 clients live in rural areas.

Cosurca

La Cooperativa del Sur del Cauca (COSURCA) offers financial support, processing and export services, and technical trainings on good agricultural practices to 1,400 families. COSURCA advocates for peace and acts as an educational platform for its members on issues related to health, food security and protecting local ecosystems.

Jaime Medina

Jaime Javier Medina Peña is a member of the organizing committee of the Yaneshas Producers’ Association. He is responsible for taking important decisions that affect the lives of his community of more than 150 families. Jaime has been a coffee producer for most of his life, working mainly on his wife´s inherited land.

Fairtrade Access fund is sponsored by:

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Grameen_foundation
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