Social Impact Project for Financial Whiz to help Amazonian SME take final hurdle before KIVA Campaign
Project Description and Impact
Through the development, production, and commercialization of natural Amazonian health & beauty products, we seek to empower rural communities in the Peruvian Amazon by finding markets for products made from responsibly sourced Amazonian resources.
In 2017, our Amazonian SME participated in the Agora Partnerships Accelerator Program. During the four-month program, we made significant progress with our investment readiness documentation. However, one significant hurdle that still remains is that we need to complete the financial analysis.
This analysis is a prerequisite that potential investors will ask for in a standard due diligence process. For this reason, we need a financial experteer to help us synthesize and interpret our financial data and to convert it into the financial ratios requested by potentials investors. Once we clear this final hurdle, we are ready to launch our KIVA campaign.
The completion of this project will have a significant impact on our ability to fulfill our mission by getting funding at a fair rate. For context, in Peru, the credit terms for SMEs are very unfavorable- banks charge extremely high interest rates to first-time borrowers (up to 34% for SMEs). With the deliverables from this project, we will get access to softer credit conditions through the KIVA platform, which would allow us to financially restructure our current debt and enable us to continue our expansion phase on healthier financial terms. In this phase, we intend to grow our production capacity as well as our socio-environmental impact here in the Peruvian jungle.
By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.In addition, this organization will expose you to new things, like:
Hands-on entrepreneurship experience in a developing market context
Inside workings of a Social Impact SME in the Peruvian jungle
Fundraising experience - KIVA Campaign preparation
You will be staying with the owners in Lima and Tarapoto, where you'll have a private room in a shared house
Three healthy meals a day, diet is mostly vegetarian with some fish.
Get to know the native women and communities with whom we work. Lots of fun extracurricular activities available as well, including jungle hiking, waterfalls, lagoons, visit coffee and cacao farms, etc.
This project accepts virtual experteers.
About the Hosting Organization
Naturally Divine Peru is a For-profit with social mission working on Alternative Medicine, Food & Beverages, Food Production, Health / Wellness / Fitness.