Provide lending directly to producer businesses

Our main strategic aim is to reach people in disadvantaged communities with 60% of all our payments made directly to smallholder farmers and handcraft makers.

We are also meeting our strategy to reach small and disadvantaged producers, with 47% of our lending going to organisations with a turnover of below £500,000.  We continue to balance this strategy with the risk factors involved in lending to certain countries. Although we have a large number of producer organisations based in “Category A” countries such as Peru; the producers we reach here are typically living in disadvantaged rural communities, with limited access to the country’s infrastructure.

Overall we impacted over 361,000 individuals which was 46% increase on the year before.

The payments sent directly to producers totalled £37m last year. 

You can view the full version of our Impact Report here

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