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KWAY Organic Coffee Farmers Cooperative, Ltd.

P.O.Box 824, Goroka
Eastern Highlands Province 441
Papua New Guinea

Contact: Kaimi Warin, Managing Director
Phone: 011- 675 -472 -4330
Fax:
URL:
Email: kwayorganiccoffee@yahoo.com
KWAY Organic Coffee Farmers Cooperative, Ltd.

KWAY Organic Coffee Farmers, Ltd. is a Papua-New Guinea cooperative that pre-finances contracts for coffee producers to sell to Royal Coffee, Inc. (“Royal”) of Emeryville, California. Prefinancing provides funds to the coffee farmers at the time of harvesting, processing and exporting, prior to the payment against shipping that is the standard for coffee contracts. Without prefinancing, farmers must borrow funds from local moneylenders at exorbitant rates, often eliminating the advantage gained through Fair Trade pricing.

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The ultimate goal of the above programs is to improve business capacity and consequently the vitality of the Obura-Waninara community. These programs, therefore, target its 1400 members and more in the Obura-Waninara District of the Eastern Highland Province of Papua-New Guinea. This is the poorest region of this Pacific island nation, with 96% of the population living below the U.N. recognized poverty line of one dollar a day, and the literacy rate at less than ten percent.

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