Samuel Atta’s story
Samuel is not delinquent with his previous Kiva loans. Therefore he wishes to secure an additional loan to aid him in weeding and pruning his oil palm field.
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About Dr. Bronner’s / Serendipalm:
Dr. Bronner’s, a manufacturer of organic, quality body care and culinary oils , established Serendiworld to manage the sourcing and supply of its raw materials from organic and Fair Trade projects around the world including Ghana, Sri Lanka and Kenya. All Serendiworld projects are closely inspected and certified organic to U.S. and EU standards and are also certified Fair Trade by IMO.
Serendipalm, Sereniworld’s Ghanaian subsidiary that was established to source organic and Fair Trade palm oil for Dr. Bronner’s soaps, is now a large community employer, working with more than 670 family farms and producing more than 500 metric tons of palm oil every year. The company pays farmers an organic premium and also provides inputs and organic agricultural training.
Serendipalm offers 0% interest loans to small-holder farmers to purchase more productive palm oil varieties. Serendipalm processes the seedlings once harvested, guaranteeing the purchase of the farmers’ harvests. Kiva financing will enable Serendipalm to offer more loans and increase the production of organic and Fair Trade palm oil.