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FairCrack Stats


Total raised so far: $413,127.54
Total donated: $372,987.79
Current FairCrack balance: $40,139.75
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What is FairCrack?
CoffeeSnobs FairCrack is an exciting initiative that kicked-off in May 2007 to address the holes that we could see in supporting existing coffee causes and we honestly think that as a small community of passionate coffee consumers we can do it far better.

The biggest issue with any type of charity event is the amount of money raised that is required to manage and distribute the funds. With FairCrack we have a goal of zero administrative overheads and will do our best to ensure that 100% of the money raised or materials purchased ends up on the ground at coffee origin.

The above figures show the total money donated to date by CoffeeSnob members, the total amount spent to date and the outstanding balance in the pot for future allocation. Above the site wide totals you will find your own running total (if any money has been raised from your purchases) which you can proudly watch grow over time. Below you will find a brief description of the causes that CoffeeSnobs chose to support and the amount that was spent. We hope this "open book" style accounting will leave little doubt that the money raised is being spent wisely on sound projects.


April 2021

Donated $1,707.00

Kiva -- Carloman from Peru need to purchase materials to build drying beds (USD 1300)

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Donated $1,281.00

Kiva -- Yrma from Peru need to employ labour for harvest and to build a drying area.(USD 975)

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Donated $624.00

Kiva -- Richard in Uganda needs to build a dam to improve his water security (USD 475)

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Donated $1,773.00

Kiva -- Jesus from Peru need to purchase a pulping machine and employ staff for help on the farm. (USD 1350)

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Donated $492.00

Kiva -- Wil from Honduras needs ag inputs for his coffee farm. (USD 375)

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February 2021

Donated $39,095.00

Yemen water projects - With amazing help from our friend Ahmed on the ground, we are purchasing cement to repair and seal the farmers dams to provide water security in the driest times. There are 44 farmers who each require between 40 and 100 bags of cement to complete the dams. (3800 bags of concrete @ 6.60ea = 25080 Euro)

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December 2020

Donated $132.00

Kiva -- Mariam from Uganda needs to purchase ag inputs (USD 100)

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Donated $494.00

Kiva -- Jose from El Salvador need some help picking his coffee crop (USD 375)

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Donated $560.00

Kiva -- Bob from Uganda need ag inputs to improve his crop. (USD 425)

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Donated $428.00

Kiva -- Elvin from Honduras needs ag inputs to improve his crop (USD 325)

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Donated $428.00

Kiva -- Petronia from Uganda needs to purchase seedlings to replace weather damaged ones (USD 325)

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Donated $724.00

Kiva -- Crispus from Uganda needs to install irrigation to grow in the dry season (USD 550)

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Donated $1,053.00

Kiva -- Manuel from El Salvador needs staff to help weed his land (USD 800)

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September 2020

Donated $2,269.00

Kiva -- Israel in Costa Rica needs ag inputs and materials to improve his crops and increase his income. (USD 1,650)

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Donated $447.00

Kiva -- Juan from Costa Rica needs seedlings and ag inputs to improve his crop. (USD 325)

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Donated $2,063.00

Kiva -- Direct donation to Kiva. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kiva is working with lenders, Field Partners, borrowers and more to ensure a rapid and impactful global response. (USD 1,500)

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August 2020

Donated $722.00

Kiva -- Jose from El Salvador needs to hire help for his coffee farm. (USD 525)

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Donated $929.00

Kiva -- John from Uganda needs manure and ag inputs to boost production on his farm. (USD 675)

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Donated $585.00

Kiva -- Yelson from Nicaragua needs ag inputs for his farm to improve the coffee and it's value. (USD 425)

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Donated $516.00

Kiva - Ademar from Costa Rica needs coffee seedlings and ag inputs for his farm (USD 375)

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June 2020

Donated $18,466.54

Kilimanjaro Tanzania - The masks and blankets were so successful for the many elderly people on Kilimanjaro that we are now doing the villages on the other side of the river too with another 1000 blankets and 4000 handmade face masks. (USD 12,000)

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May 2020

Donated $18,552.00

Kilimanjaro Tanzania - to help with the coronavirus problems, FairCrack is supplying 1000 blankets and getting 4000 face masks handmade in Moshe for the villagers on the mountain. (USD 12,000)

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April 2020

Donated $961.00

Kiva - Luis from Colombia need ag supplies for his small family farm. US$625

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Donated $883.00

Kiva -- Jose from El Salvador need labour to help on the farm US$575

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Donated $307.00

Kiva -- Daniel from Colombia needs ag supplies improve his crop US$200

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Donated $499.00

Kiva -- Rene from Nicaragua needs ag supplies and hoses for his farm US$325

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Donated $1,115.00

Kiva -- Corina from Nicaragua needs calcium, zinc, boron and labour on her farm. US$725

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Donated $768.00

Kiva -- Ana from Colombia needs ag supplies to improve her crop US$500

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Donated $2,075.00

Kiva -- Jose from Costa Rica needs ag inputs and labour on his farm US$1350

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Donated $2,381.00

Kiva -- Jorge from Costa Rica needs seedlings and ag inputs to expand his family farm. US$1550

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Donated $1,076.00

Kiva -- Roger from Nicaragua needs ag inputs for his small family farm US$700

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December 2019

Donated $512.00

Kiva -- Justino from Peru needs ag supplies to improve his crop US$350

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Donated $110.00

Kiva -- Abdul from Uganda needs manure for his coffee trees. US$75

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Donated $1,170.00

Kiva -- Vidal from Costa Rica needs ag supplies to improve his coffee crop US$800

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Donated $2,450.00

Kiva -- Luis from Costa Rica wants to purchase coffee seedlings and ag supplies to maintain his crop US$1675

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Donated $548.00

Kiva -- Frank from Uganda wants to purchase green manure for his coffee plants US$375

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Donated $1,280.00

Kiva -- Juan from Colombia needs ag supplies and some labour to help with his coffee US$875

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Donated $731.00

Kiva -- Jose from Honduras needs labour to harvest his crop US$500

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Donated $1,280.00

Kiva -- Ramon from El Salvador needs to pay workers to pick his crop US$875

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Donated $878.00

Kiva -- Cesar from Peru needs to employ people to help weed and maintain his coffee trees US$600

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Donated $1,023.00

Kiva -- Erick from Costa Rica need seedlings, fertiliser to replant his coffee crop US$700

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June 2019

Donated $510.00

Kiva -- Jose from Nicaragua needs supplies and fertiliser US$350

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Donated $473.00

Kiva -- Isidro from Nicaragua needs ag inputs to improve his coffee US$325

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Donated $218.00

Kiva -- Maria from Honduras needs ag inputs for her coffee and corn plantation US$150

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Donated $218.00

Kiva -- Juan from Honduras needs to clear land and apply ag inputs US$150

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Donated $291.00

Maria from Costa Rica is buying coffee seedlings to plant on her land. US$200

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Donated $364.00

Kiva -- Manuel from Colombia needs to pay harvesters for his crop US$250

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Donated $728.00

Kiva -- Sylvia from Uganda needs ag inputs for her coffee farm US$500

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Donated $728.00

Kiva -- Hugo from Costa Rica needs ag supplies to improve his coffee US$500

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Donated $510.00

Kiva -- Lydia from Uganda needs ag inputs for her coffee farm US$350

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Donated $473.00

Kiva -- Andrew from Uganda needs ag inputs for his coffee and banana farm $US325

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Donated $910.00

Kiva -- Maria in Costa Rica needs coffee seedlings to plant on her farm US$625

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Donated $1,819.00

Kiva -- Nelsy from Honduras needs ag inputs for his coffee farm US$1250

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Donated $1,164.00

Kiva -- Anatori from Uganda wants to buy more farming land US$800

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Donated $655.00

Kiva -- Jose from Honduras needs ag inputs for his coffee farm US$450

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Donated $1,310.00

Kiva -- Manuel in El Salvador needs to employ worker for maintenance of his farm US$900

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Donated $328.00

Kiva -- Elvin from Honduras needs ag inputs for new coffee land US$225

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January 2019

Donated $381.00

Kiva -- Julian from Peru needed fertiliser for his coffee plantation. US$275

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Zamuel from Peru needs fertiliser and to pay his workers. US$500

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Victor from Costa Rica needs a loan for fertiliser and coffee seedlings US$500

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Donated $416.00

Kiva -- Holga in Guatemala wants to purchase land to expand here Banana and Coffee trees. US$300

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Sergio from Peru needs a loan for farm supplies and fertilisers. US$500

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Donated $588.00

Kiva -- Claudia from Colombia needs a loan for fertilisers and to pay for weeding. She has been growing coffee for 16 years. US$425

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Donated $450.00

Kiva -- Saif from Jordan wants to buy a coffee machine for his store. The loan will be paid monthly and should help his income long-term. US$325

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Donated $139.00

Kiva -- Faustino from Peru needs a loan for coffee inputs. He has been growing coffee, tea and cacao for 10 years. US$100

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Donated $346.00

Kiva -- Innocent from Uganda wants to buy organic fetiliser for his farm. US$250

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Donated $380.00

Kiva -- Jhon from Colombia needs a loan for coffee inputs and wages to help him harvest. US$275

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Monica from Kenya needs to buy fertiliser for her coffee farm. US$500

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- William from Uganda needs a loan to purchase fertilisers for his coffee farm. US$500

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Donated $658.00

Kiva -- Joseph from Uganda needs to purchase mulch for his banana and coffee plantation. US$475

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Neyber from Peru is going to buy ag supplies for this coffee farm. US$500

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Donated $589.00

Kiva -- Godfrey from Uganda needs a milling machine for his farm. Better processing means higher profits for farmers. US$425

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Donated $519.00

Kiva -- Misael from Peru needs to purchase ag supplies to improve his crop and yield. US$375

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Donated $658.00

Kiva -- Reymundo from Peru needs to employ help on his coffee plantation. US$475

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Dononzio from Uganda needs a loan for coffee inputs. US$500

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Wilder from Peru need help with maintenance on his plantation. US$625

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Daniel from Peru needs compost and labour to help on his farm. US$500

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Consuelo from Peru needs farm supplies and help weeding her farm. US$500

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Donated $380.00

Kiva -- Mateo from Peru is expanding his farm and needs coffee inputs. US$275

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Hector from Peru is restoring a coffee plantation and needs inputs. US$500

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Donated $657.00

Kiva -- Santos from Peru needs inputs and more seedlings for his coffee plantation. US$475

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Paula from Honduras needs to employ people to help him harvest. US$500

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Donated $208.00

Kiva -- Nolberta from Peru need staff and fertiliser for her coffee and banana plantation. US$150

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Neira from Peru needs farm inputs to get a better yield. US$500

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Donated $693.00

Kiva -- Rosa from Peru needs farm inputs and staff to get a better return. US$500

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June 2018

Donated $26,688.89

FairCrack has just funded US$19,550 to a GoFundMe project that Royal Coffee in the USA has organised. Money raised will be used by TECHO to build transitional housing on the ground in Guatemala after the Fuego volcano eruption. The FairCrack donation will build 4 houses that typically hold up to 4 families, 20 people each so that's 80 people with a roof now!

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January 2018

Donated $10,214.29

TZ Solar Project - Hoping this is the last of the hidden fees at origin. Shipping line charges US580, Transport Charges DSM to Moshi US2100, Port Customs storage (charged while they workout what they are charging us) US5288. The container should finally clear and head to Machare estate now!

December 2017

Donated $8,516.77

TZ Solar Project - 18% VAT on the import (TSH 14,065,959) after TZ revenue agreed to waive the additional 25% duty plus VAT (which would have been an additional USD 8,500). It's taking months to clear the container but we are getting closer. Only wharf fees and transport to go now the duty has been assessed.

September 2017

Donated $6,462.78

TZ Solar project - Freight from CN to Dar Es Salam including the purchase of the 20" container for secure storage at Machare during the distribution stage.

August 2017

Donated $264.16

Kiva -- Deus a coffee grower from Uganda needed fertilisers for his farm and FairCrack loaned US$225

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Donated $1.00

Edward from Uganda needed a loan to hire workers for his farm to plant more coffee. FairCrack lent him US$500 from previous Kiva repayments. Edward is the first person to get a second loan from the same FairCrack money.

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Donated $35,101.58

Solar for Kili - Our biggest FairCrack project to date is nearly done. We are supplying solar light kits for the villagers on Kilmanjaro to replace their kerosene lamps. Burning a kero lamp for light in a small space is allegedly equivalent to smoking a carton of cigarettes each week. These simple solar kits will save each household around $10/month in fuel, improve health and allow more study time for the children. Huge positive impact. 1200 solar kits will be delivered to Tanzania and we are hoping to get 200 of those into a village in Kenya too. (US$27302 - total cost and details will be updated after we pay the freight to TZ and the clearance fees in the coming weeks)

July 2017

Donated $6,000.00

FairCrack has sponsored 5 movie screenings in remote coffee villages of the PNG highlands. A powerful documentary was produced to change the behaviour towards the women of PNG and the via the Papua New Guinea Tribal Foundation, the movie Senisim Pasin (change our ways) will be shown along with a discussion and promise from the attendees to rethink behaviour that has been "culturally normal" for too long.

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June 2017

Donated $375.40

Kiva -- Juan from Nicaragua to buy supplies to increase his coffee production.

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Donated $819.05

Kiva -- Maria from Honduras to buy fertilisers for her coffee

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Donated $716.67

Kiva -- Otoniel from Nicaragua to purchase supplies for his coffee plantation

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Donated $682.54

Kiva -- Rafael from Honduras to buy fertilisers and to pay labour costs to help with his coffee farm

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Donated $1,194.44

Kiva -- Jose from Honduras to purchase fertilisers and pay for the cleaning of his coffee crops.

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Donated $1,365.08

Kiva -- Jose from El Salvador to buy insecticides, foliar, and to pay young men to help him plant coffee in a short amount of time.

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Donated $1,979.36

Kiva -- Willian from El Salvador to buy a small mill to grind coffee, so can continue earning income to fund his children's education.

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Donated $1,672.22

Kiva -- Lorenzo from Guatemala to buy a 'cuerda' (almost an acre) of land to cultivate.

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Donated $784.92

Kiva -- Moses from Uganda to buy farm inputs like manure and seedlings and coffee to sell.

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Donated $1,740.47

Kiva - Santiago from Honduras to seed, fertilise and expand their coffee crops.

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May 2017

Donated $4,364.11

Kiva -- Antonio from Guatemala needed a loan to buy agricultural supplies and to pay labour costs for the maintenance of his coffee crop.

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Donated $3,484.25

Kiva -- Santos from Honduras needed a loan to purchase supplies and fertilizers to treat his coffee crop

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Donated $1,407.77

Kiva -- Juan from Honduras needed a loan to buy manure, fertilizers and cleaning costs for its coffee crop.

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Donated $3,132.31

Kiva -- Jose from Honduras needed a loan to purchase manure, fertilizers and pay for weeding his coffee crop.

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Donated $809.47

Kiva -- Johan in Colombia needed a loan to buy fertilizers for his coffee growing and to pay for a workforce

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Donated $175.97

Kiva -- Andrez in Nicaragua needed a loan to purchase bio-supplies and pay for the maintenance of his coffee crop.

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Donated $1,548.55

Kiva -- Isauro from Honduras needed a loan to buy fertilizer and to pay for clearing to maintain his coffee crop

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Donated $529.79

Kiva -- Delmer Omar from San Isidro, Honduras needs fertilisers, insecticides, seedlings, and bags for plants. We can help with a US375 loan.

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Donated $631.44

Kiva -- Sheila from Tilya Women Group was loaned US$450 to purchase coffee seedlings to expand their crop in Eldma Ravine - Kenya

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Donated $385.88

Kiva -- Hillary a coffee grower from Kantozi Kitagwenda in Uganda was loaned US$275 to purchase coffee from other local farmers for resale.

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July 2015

Donated $11,000.00

Building toilet facilities for the coffee pickers on the Elephant Hills plantation in India. This is far from glamorous but no more surprises under foot while working has to be better for the workers all over the estate.

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August 2013

Donated $21,829.18

Tanna Island, Vanuatu has many small plot farmers who need to process coffee where they pick it. FairCrack has purchased 35 hand pulpers, 60 rolls of poly, 20 rolls of shade cloth and 4 hand sewers to help improve their processing for years to come. (total US$18,950 including freight to Port Vila)

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June 2013

Donated $15,335.92

Today we have commissioned a coffee engineer in Kenya to build a total of 9 Eco Pulpers for existing and new villages on Kilimanjaro so they can continue to process cherry on the mountain and yield a better price at the mill. US$1500 ea (not including freight to TZ)

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August 2012

Donated $17,176.86

After the sucess of the initial blanket project we are going again. 1000 handmade made blankets for the villages on Kilimanjaro will provide clean healthy warmth without felling trees and will save familys sleeping in smoke fillled huts as well as providing employment making the blankets. (14 euro each)

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March 2012

Donated $19,435.59

FairCrack has funded the building of four huts on Machare Estate for coffee farm stay accommodation. People with a love for coffee will be able to stay on the estate for 4 days and see the real "bean to cup" process and possibly help with some hands-on chores. 100% of the building costs will go to local builders and materials needed. 20% of the revenue from all future farm stays will go directly into village projects creating a long term on-going income stream for the villagers and the remaining 80% will cover overheads (staff, food, maintenance, transport costs etc). (US$20,000)

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January 2012

Donated $900.00

Purchasing a portable and accurate coffee moisture meter will allow Bente’s farm manager to travel between the villages to ensure that they are all drying the coffee to the optimum level before it heads to the mill. This will result in a better coffee and higher auction prices for the Kilimanjaro villages for many years to come. Aquaboy coffee moisture meter (700 Euro)

Donated $3,214.00

Blankets! We can stop deforestation of Kilimanjaro with something as simple as purchasing blankets for the villagers. Typically they don’t own a blanket so during winter they burn more far more wood than they should need to. A blanket will provide warmth and halve their annual timber consumption leaving the mountain in great condition to continue coffee production under the natural wild shade cover. (2500 Euro)

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December 2011

Donated $3,214.00

Another 2 villages on the slopes of Kilimanjaro will get clean running water with our purchase of poly pipe and fittings. The locals will dig the trenches and get the water to a central point and then each household can tap into this new main supply line. (2500euro)

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March 2011

Donated $6,048.33

The first stage of the irrigation project! Run a 63mm pipe from the seasonal Mang'ana well into the village. Currently they flood irrigate through the furrow with 75% wastage. This pipeline will give a cleaner, more reliable water supply without the waste.

July 2010

Donated $5,631.34

This donation has purchased two more pulpers for the Southern Kilimanjaro villages and some raised drying beds. We wish the farmers well in their new coffee processing journey

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May 2009

Donated $4,759.20

Following on from the initial success of the first project on the southern Kilimanjaro slopes we have replicated the project so that two new mountain villages will benefit from the installation of two new central pulperies.

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September 2008

Donated $3,236.67

Purchase two coffee pulpers for communal use by the small holder farmers on the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro. We hope this will improve their coffee quality and their market price for many years to come.

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May 2007

The birth of FairCrack happened in the following thread.

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