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Equal Exchange Avocado Update

Equal Exchange Avocado Update

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 in Blog, Fair Trade, Investees | 2 comments

The Background: Equal Exchange has been selling fair trade coffee since 1986, and we first supported them with a loan in 1998. We invested equity in 2009 to launch their fair trade banana importing company Oke USA. Equal Exchange/Oke USA supports fair trade cooperatives and bring their goods to the US market, fostering mutually beneficial relationships and...

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Pachamama Coffee Update

Pachamama Coffee Update

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 in Blog, Investees | 0 comments

Thaleon from Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, an active loan recipient, has exciting news for us: after over 10 years of successfully bringing Fair Trade coffee to the U.S., Pachamama has opened their first brick and mortar café in Davis, California! Pachamama is a 100% farmer owned cooperative, administrated in Sacramento, California, bringing together...

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