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Who is our customer

Seeds for Progress is the foundation of FMO´s client MERCON, which is a global, green coffee supplier.

What is our funding objective?

This project combines and scales up measures against COVID-19. It is composed of 3 main actions: 1) Communication and awareness, 2) Education, 3) Provision of safety kits.

Why do we fund this investment?

This project will reach 4,000 small farmers, 12,220 family members, 77,278 temporary workers and 4,769 children. The target groups are small coffee farmers, plus their families and rural workers. The project does not discriminate anyone in the supply chain and will provide support to all age groups and genders.

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Date Total FMO financing
9/19/2019 EUR 0.22 MLN
Latin America & The Caribbean
Agribusiness, Food & Water
Effective date
Total FMO financing
EUR 0.10 MLN