Smallholders in the South encounter numerous difficulties on a daily basis. First of all, they face many risks: climate change, epidemics, commodity price volatility, etc. Access to the market and very fluctuating demand make them even more vulnerable.
In 2013, Alterfin decided to fund the organization Ecookim in Ivory Coast for the third time. This union of eight Ivorian cocoa cooperatives numbers more than 2,800 farmers. Under the motto “unity is strength”, Ecookim is looking to improve their activities and quality of life.
Chamroeun is a microfinance institution (MFI) in Cambodia. It grants micro-loans to about 50,000 people, 85% of whom are women. Chamroeun targets the most disadvantaged and issues tiny micro-loans: the average loan is EUR 160.