Progreso differs from other non-governmental organisations as we have a tailor-made approach. We consider the wishes and needs of producer organisations to achieve sustainable growth. Together with producer organisations, we analyse their current situation and we define what needs to be done. As a result, we start a project for the further development of an organisation. In case needed, we also intervene in emergency situations and build a recovery plan with the producer organisation.
There are different options to collaborate with Progreso.
You can collaborate with Progreso by supporting a project. We aim to improve the capacity of a producer organisation to enhance coffee and cocoa in quality and volume and to secure access to coffee and cocoa in the future. We focus on sustainable business development of the producer organisation by taking into account access to finance, capacity building, access to markets, diversification, and environmental preservation and renovation. Your contribution, in-kind or in cash, can be discussed on an individual basis.
You can collaborate with Progreso in terms of setting up a rotating fund within a producer organisation. Progreso supports producer organisations in the development and implementation of input finance funds, or as we call them; rotating funds. Producer organisations get trained on how to provide sustainable credits to their members and manage this loan portfolio. Through setting up a rotating fund the producer organisation is able to provide the needed input finance to their members, which banks are unable to fulfill. Input finance can be used to give farmers on an individual basis access to farm inputs, renovation and rehabilitation capital, or other ‘high risk’ loans.
You can collaborate with Progreso to get more insights into who the producers of your product are. We are able to:
You can hire us! We can visit any producer organisation you are interested in.
We can provide the following services upon your request:
The added value of consulting us: We have a holistic approach and we work with many producer organisations. Through our consultancy assignments, you will not only get done what is requested. We will also share with you our thoughts about the organisations’ capacity on finance, markets, organizational development, business sustainability and environmental resilience. Besides this, we will benchmark the specific producer organisation of interest with a similar producer organisation.
We have a large number of producer organisations within our network. We can connect you to reliable producer organizations and advise you on possible fitting relationships related to origin, quality and volume. On request, we can provide you with samples.
Please let us know what kind of coffee or cocoa you are looking for, and we look for the best match.
We have developed a global coffee platform, Beyco, which will facilitate you in finding the coffee you are looking for. Please make a profile on www.beyco.nl and search by coffee quality/country/export month or go straight to the profile of the producer organisations of your interest.
We evaluate the impact of our work on the following levels:
We also train producer organisations to monitor, evaluate, learn and adapt their approaches for more impact and more effective business development!