Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Annual Meeting this Saturday

Farmer to Farmer’s Fun and Fantastic Annual Meeting 

March 26, 2011

< view other news & events At the Schoolhouse at Simply Dunn
E4606 Ct Rd C
Downsville, WI (5 miles south of Menomonie, WI.)
For directions go to their website
Don’t use mapquest! Ph 715-664-8368
Please join us for our Annual Meeting. We have an excellent speaker, Jeanne Duffy, from Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN), a Madison based microcredit organization serving Latin America. We’ll also be sharing stories from our trips to Honduras, Guatemala and Ecuador. The meeting, potluck and speaker are free and open to the public. If you’re interested in getting more involved with Farmer to Farmer, this is a good place to start.
WCCN has a 20-year history of providing micro-finance to farmers and entrepreneurs in Latin America, primarily Nicaragua. Jeanne’s talk will highlight:
• WCCN’s work with small agricultural cooperatives which enables them to offer loans that help their members plant and harvest their crops, improve their farms, provide training on organic and sustainable farming practices, and access international fair trade and organic markets for their coffee and other commodities;
• empowering women by providing grants to help women purchase land and become economically independent;
• WCCN’s new loan program, lending to coffee cooperatives to purchase their members’ coffee, process it, and export it. Two of these cooperatives are in Honduras.
Jeanne can answer questions about the social impacts and values associated with WCCN’s lending program.
Schedule of Annual Meeting
9:30 am annual meeting and board elections
12 noon potluck lunch – great food and conversation
1-3 pm presentation by Working Capital for Community Needs
We will have F2F t-shirts, textiles and other crafts from Guatemala for sale.

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