Farmers in the Azua district have limited opportunities to earn income or to access markets for their products. Cooperativa de Servicios Múltiples San Rafael, Inc. (Cooperativa San Rafael) provides technical assistance to Peralta farmers to develop skills in organic practices and to improve the quality of their processed coffee so they can access niche markets. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in the Dominican Republic. Cooperativa San Rafael’s activities encourage small business growth, local entrepreneurship and market development to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Adding value to coffee through a dry mill and improving quality to increase market access||Dominican Republic||2013 – 2018||$457,775||$505,860||1,500 individuals||1,250 individuals||agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development
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The Chaco is a cultural hotspot and is the traditional home to over 25 indigenous groups