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South Philly Food Co-op

South Philly Food Co-op

Posted on Oct 4, 2018 in Investees, Uncategorized | 0 comments

When Catherine first moved to Philly, having access to healthy, local food was already a priority for her. She was enamored with her new community on the southern edge of the city where people from all walks of life seemed to converge, with over 40 languages spoken among them! She wanted to be intentional about spending her money locally so that she could...

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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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