Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) changes lives—particularly for borrowers, but for the lenders here too. Last year WCCN and their lenders:
• Provided financing for 12,000 micro-entrepreneurs, 70% of whom are women.
• Helped over 5,000 small-scale coffee farmers gain access to international fair trade markets.
• Hosted a study tour to Ecuador, offering the travelers a first-hand view of microfinance borrowers’ and coffee-farmers’ daily struggles and successes.
• Secured a $100,000 grant to help indigenous families living in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The families will process and sell nuts, fruits, and other rain-forest products which are sustainably grown.