Thanks to lenders here, Working Capital for Community Needs was recently able to:
• Lend over $1.1 million to help over 3,000 small-scale coffee farmers make a better wage by selling their coffee on international fair trade markets.
• Give financing to help rural Nicaraguan farmers buy solar panels, allowing these families have electricity in their homes and on their farms for the first time.
Those helped with the micro-loans say they are able to better feed, clothe, house, and school their children. While many of the parents quit school early, or never attended at all, they know how important school is—and their goal is to ensure that their children get an education.