Alex is 43 years old, married and has four children. He is a prominent coffee grower in the Nyamarunda region of Uganda, where he has been growing coffee for eight years. He also dries his own coffee, as well as supplying it directly to processing factories within the district.
Alex requested a low interest loan in order to help him prepare more land on his farm so it would be ready to plant a larger crop in the next planting season. He is optimistic that he will be able to produce a huge harvest next season because of the larger scale of his operation. He also plans to diversify his crop, making it more resilient. This will help him to offset some of the challenges he has been facing from coffee wilt disease, which affects his output levels, and fluctuations in the price of coffee.
Thanks to our coffee drinkers like Barbara from Chapel Hill, we were able to support Alex by contributing to him through Kiva. By drinking Renegade Roaster’s coffee, you're able to make a difference to coffee growers and their families. Grab some more delicious coffee to help support other growers!