Smallholder coffee farmers in the developing world have limited or no access to finance.
Banks are reluctant to lend to farmers who are without significant collateral while, informal lenders charge crippling interest rates, and governmental assistance or charitable aid are limited or have many limitations.
It is in this context that Coffee Heritage Project tries to fill the financing gap with its own initiatives. Coffee Heritage Project supports local coffee growers with much needed on-farm investment and technical assistance.
Coffee Heritage Project has strong developmental goals, and believes that dealing directly with smallholder farmers is the best way to deliver on its mission.