Producer Customers

FEATURED CUSTOMERS

Cesmach - Coffee producer in Mexico
Mpanga - Tea producer in Uganda
Namayiana - Handcrafts producer in Kenya
Raymisa - Handcrafts producer in Peru

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CESMACH

Country: Mexico
Producer of: Coffee
Shared Interest product(s): Export Credit

 

Cesmach

CESMACH produces Fairtrade organic coffee. They predominantly export their coffee, although they do sell 5% locally.

For thousands of farmers living in Chiapas, Mexico's most southern state, coffee is the principal agricultural activity and their only source of income.

CESMACH's 500 smallholder farmers face the additional challenge of being located on the border of the protected nature reserve, El Triunfo. No farming is permitted within the protected zone but on the borders, organic coffee production is allowed.

Shared Interest have worked with CESMACH since 2010 providing them with an Export Credit facility.  The group uses this to pre-finance their orders and to pay their farmers on time.

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MPANGA

Country: Mpanga
Producer of: Tea
Shared Interest product(s): Term Loans

 MpangaMpanga Growers Tea Factory Ltd (MGTF) is a public limited company owned entirely by smallholder farmers.

Mpanga's first Shared Interest loan enabled the co-operative to purchase the Kasunga tea estate, which also includes a training centre.

More recently, they took out a loan to help purchase the fertiliser which is vital to their productivity. Mpanga has also invested in technology which traces the green leaves right back to individual farms to ensure accurate payment.

It is anticipated that over 1,000 people will directly benefit from this loan as the annual earnings of the farmers increase in line with the yield and the quality of the green leaf tea.

Uganda produces only 1% of the world's tea so farmers need to ensure high quality in order to be able to compete effectively. Improving the quality of the green tea will increase the average auction price by over 10%.

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NAMAYIANA

Country: Kenya
Producer of: Handcrafts
Shared Interest product(s): Export Credit and Term Loans

 

Namayiana

Namayiana are a Masaai women's handcraft producer group based in the Ngong area of Kenya. Patterns in their beautiful, traditional beadwork tell a story about a person's life.

Before Namayiana existed there was no real role for women in the local community. Now they are able to provide an income for their families, paying for their children's education, as well as food, clothing and other household items.

The income earned from the sale of their beaded goods means that many women have been able to secure alternative income streams which helps to ensure long term financial sustainability for these families.

Namayiana has worked with Shared Interest since 2009 and uses its loan facility to pre finance their orders. Products include bags, baskets, necklaces, bracelets, belts, coasters and mirrors.

The group has also used Shared Interest loans to enable them to attend the African Days Vienna Exhibition in 2010 and 2011. Attending the conferences has not only increased their sales but also built confidence within the group.

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RAYMISA

Country: Peru
Producer of: Handcrafts
Shared Interest product(s): Export Credit and Term Loan

 RaymisaRaymisa in Peru produces and exports high-quality crafts. They help producers find access to market.

Raymisa was founded with the purpose of promoting a socially responsible business that would improve the livelihoods of Peruvian craftsmen in the poorest areas of the country.

During the 90s, in order to respond to new buyers' requests Raymisa trained the producers to manufacture fashion-oriented products.

More recently, during 2010, they acquired a modern industrial machine to manufacture textiles, particularly oriented to tailor alpaca and cotton clothes. This equipment has helped to increase productivity and prepare new and better designs.

Shared Interest provides Raymisa with a credit facility to pre-finance contracts. They also have a term loan which is used for the purchase of washing and filtering machines to improve the alpaca thread production.

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Data correct at 2 June 2014

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Data correct at 2 June 2014