Araku farmers’ cooperative: Community micro enterprise of the year!

woman working in local nursery.JPGWe were proud to know that the farmers’ cooperative in Araku – Small And Marginal Tribal Farmers Mutually Aided Cooperative Society (SAMTFMACS) has been adjudged as ‘community micro enterprise of the year’ in Citi Micro Enterprise Awards 2012!

This year, for the Citi Micro Enterprise Awards recognize and honor community based micro enterprises and an organization that has promoted livelihoods and enterprises in the following categories: Community Micro Enterprise, Best Rural Community Micro Enterprise, Best Urban Community Micro Enterprise, Innovative Community Enterprise. 

“The strong commitment of the people is the main key to the success of a development project.” This is the story told by David Hogg, Chief Sustainability Officer of Naandi Foundation Livelihoods Fund partner on this agroforestry project in Araku

Livelihoods, Araku

A tribal farmer outside her house

“After talking with people we came to the conclusion that poverty is not a thing but a shadow, we must bring the light of social transformation in an area where the shadow flat and then it will disappear, the light will attract the right energy, “says David in the video below.

This light shone strong enough to attract the attention of the Citi Micro Enterprise Awards. They could see and appreciate the efforts of these communities through the Naandi Foundation. For several years, the Naandi Foundation has been working for several years in the area of ​​Araku with marginal tribal farmers whose unwavering commitment has produced tangible and impressive results. The dozen small coffee producers: an organization born of these efforts, will celebrate this award fully deserved and that announce several other…

Congratulations and good luck!