The african NGO “KADERES” is offering Microcredits to farmer to get access to finance to afford investments in their future on the first hand, but also to give protection against live tragedies like funerals on the other.
For many poor people, a funeral is not only a tragical loss of loved person (in worst of the only family income), but also the pressure of following cost to give the lost person the cultural duty that is linked to an expensive funeral.
Microcredits are not only giving chances to get out of poverty, but also protecting the poor like a kind of free accessible insurance.
One of these chances is for example our Solar lanterns opportunity. By getting a Microcredit for this light, farmers are able to pay the loan off with the saved kerosene from their now unnecessary expensive kerosene lamp.
Furthermore this lanterns are offering a phone charger that is offering farmers a first experience as an entrepreneur. Charging phones for neighbours is not only generating a small second income, also pushing important communication opportunities in rural areas of grid and protecting the environment by the use of alternative energies.
In 2007, KADERES started a project called KPD (KADERES Peasant Development) that is supporting farmers by selling their only cash crop coffee and an easy to produce new cash-crop, Beans. Linking this project with certified organic farming and Fairtrade is not only giving their products a higher value, much more it is a compliment to the traditional farming methods, because rural african farmers are still today producing without any chemicals – a traditional organic system, used by thousand of small family gardens with a natural biodiversity that is providing natural fertilizers, protection and food.
While KADERES is supporting through financial security, alternative energy and economical opportunities, KPD is honouring the traditional organic systems of poor and uneducated farmers by finding organic customers throughout the world that are interested in their traditional and sustainable production of healthy organic food.
Today, KPD and KADERES are offering an integrated solution to fight poverty through small holder entrepreneurship.
- Providing financial opportunities and security
- Offering alternative energy and protecting the environment
- Creating local and international income opportunities
- Offering a fair and sustainable international trade
But poverty is not solved yet, especially agricultural education and more participation in value adding jobs are necessary to create independence. To face those challenges, KADERES has worked out three projects that are integrating in the successful approach of social entrepreneurship and
independence of farmers. KADERES is needing your help to get out of the poverty circle and finishing the fight against poverty through social entrepreneurship.
- Supporting Organic farming and agriculture education through the ANIMAL LADDER PROGRAM. Through a three-step system, Farmers could get educated on the chances of keeping livestock by starting with chickens, getting with them experience to take care for goats and learning on the long run to keep cows. Not only getting valuable natural fertilizer for organic production, also getting second income opportunities and most of all fighting a one-sided diet of missing proteins.
- Creating local COMMUNITY BANKS to give farmers opportunities to invest their money in locally run financial groups to earn a small interest and by investing in their local region by give members of their community more independent access to money.
- Supporting the european MARODI Online-Shop in Europe that is offering african farmers the possibility to sell their crops not to trading multi-nationals, but to local consumers in europe to create a DIRECT TRADE of organic and small-scale farmed food. Founded by former and involved european volunteers, this Online-shop is creating a platform for consumers to buy directly from transparent small farmers to be sure who is receiving their spend money.
KADERES needs your support to finish the job. Invest in our small seed that we planted here in Tanzania and give our communities the chance to get out of poverty.
Best regards by Leonard Faustine, 5 african and european volunteers, 15 local staff members and 5000 small-scale organic farmers.