Agro-Ecological Finance: A Win-Win for Thiotte, Haiti
The Cooperative of Planters of Coffee from the District of Belle-Anse-Thiotte (COOPCAB) in rural Haiti were able to improve their exports both in quantity and quality after receiving a loan that was made possible by a grant from the HIFIVE project to two local financial institutions. With support from these financial institutions, COOPCAB was able to dramatically increase exports and achieve positive results in international markets.
HIFIVE (Haiti Integrated Finance for Value Chains and Enterprises) is a USAID-funded program implemented by World Council of Credit Unions and FHI 360. It empowers Haitians by providing access to innovative financial services and products with a focus on rural areas, value chains, remittances, and the use of technology to expand financial inclusion.