Compas has been supporting farmers in La Paz through micro-loans so that they can diversify their farms and produce more healthy food through permaculture and agroecological practices. Donate to the microlending project to help farmers provide for their families and at the same time, help reduce the impacts of climate change through reforestation and regenerative farming. Sponsor a farmer by donating the full amount of the loan request and we will send you updates throughout the year about the farmer's progress. [On our donation page linked above, please write 'microloan' and the name of the farmer under 'message of support'], Below you can find a list of farmers who are hoping to receive a microloan.
Having access to these no interest loans has allowed the farmers to invest in their farms while still having enough capital to support their families through the planting season. Since the farmers can set their own payment schedule, they do not have to sell their produce directly after harvest, but rather can store them and sell them later when the prices are a higher. Since Compas is providing transportation, farmers can sell directly to stores and markets in order to receive a higher price for their produce. Also, as part of our Peaceful Nature initiative, Compas is processing the farmer’s produce to make hot sauces, moringa oil and powder, homemade chocolate, and traditional food and sweets which are sold at the Women in Action store and at local farmer’s markets, providing extra income to farmers and to Women in Action members.
Hilda Sanchez. Hidla is hoping for a microloan in order to build a chicken coop and to purchase egg laying hens. Hilda is hoping to sell the eggs at the local market and at the Women in Action store. Amount requested--$200
Pedro Caribe. Pedro is looking for a microloan to purchase materials to install a drip irrigation system in order to water and grow vegetables in the dry season. Some of his produce will be processed to make hot sauces for sale with Women in Action members. Amount requested--$300
Chico and Lucila Bravo. Chico and Lucila are looking for a micoloan in order to expand their chicken raising business. They are hoping to build two new chicken coops and purchase 150 more chicks. Amount requested--$250
Chavelo Gonzalez. Chavelo would like a microloan in order to purchase materials to build a coop and an egg incubator in order to raise quails for producing eggs. Quail eggs are much more nutritious than chicken eggs. Amount requested--$250
Luis Mercado. Luis would like a microloan in order to construct a barrier for his concrete fish basin. Luis is raising tilapia fish and needs to construct a barrier in his basin in order to separate the large and small fish. Amount requested--$200
Rosario Martinez. Rosario wants a microloan in order to install 2 new plastic-lined pools for raising snails. The snails are used in ceviche and cocktails. Amount requested--150
Erlin Gonzalez. Erlin is requesting a microloan in order to purchase containers and labels for the honey from his beekeeping enterprise. Amount requested--$300
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Rafael Narvaez. Rafael would like a microloan to install a drip irrigation system for his vegetable garden so that he can produce vegetables during the dry season. Amount Requested--$300