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Webinar - Access to credit for agricultural SMEs

Your organization needs sustainable financing to cover expenses
 prior to the harvest and also to be able to export.
Still, most banks say it is too risky to provide your cooperative with such finance.

You want to avoid moneylenders that charge unreasonably high interest rates.
But you do not know what other financial institutions offer more reasonable credit conditions.

You know that better management practices can lead to more stable output,
improved trade relationships and enhanced credit opportunities.
Still, you have questions on how to better organize and present your business plan
and financial information to potential lenders.

If you face any of these dilemmas, then you may be interested in participating in the upcoming webinar

“Access to credit for agricultural SMEs”

September 26, 2013
4PM EAT - Kenya time

Click here to register now!

The Webinar will be held in English. Attendance is limited; please register soon if you wish to participate.

Aimed at managers and staff of producer organizations, the webinar will share best management practices for accessing credit and finance.

The webinar will be divided in three parts. First, Alejandro Morales, Financial Analyst from FAST, will present key information on access to credit for agricultural SMEs. The second part will be a discussion on common barriers for producer organizations to access sustainable trade finance, and the identification of possible solutions. A question and answer session will follow.

As follow-up to the webinar, a video with the lessons learned will be posted online on the Progreso Network website. Participants may also contact the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) directly if they require one-on-one follow-up. FAST is available to answer questions and provide support to SMEs as they explore opportunities to access sustainable finance that may be available through the FAST network.

Don’t miss this special opportunity and register now!

The webinar is an initiative of  Progreso Network in collaboration with The Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC), the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) and the Fairtrade Organization of Kenya (FTOK).


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