Access to Finance
All organizations require funding to buy the product from their members, otherwise there is a chance that it will end up in the hands of intermediaries. Also producer organizations need access to investment capital to cover their long term financing needs, like investements in infrastructure or renovation of plantations. The Progreso Program has good relationships with (social) lending organizations that are specialized in providing short and long-term credits to producer organisations and that are willing to work with the Progreso members.
To support organizations to access affordable and timely financial resources to be able to collect the product from their members and make necessary longer term investments.
Progreso works with the participants to strengthen their financial administration and management skills with customized activities delivered by experts in this field. Progreso also assists and facilitates the contact between the producer organization and the (social) lender.
Location of participants
1016 GD Amsterdam