Norandino, Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito


NORANDINO | Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito

Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito (COOPAC) Norandino is a regulated savings & credit cooperative founded in 2005 under the initiative of 24 organized farmers from the coffee segment and 3 coffee cooperatives, under the motto “For farmers, by farmers”, which it continues to adhere to today.

COOPAC Norandino has a strong presence in rural North Peru, where some of the highest levels of poverty are to be found in the country. Norandino primarily serves smallholder farmers and agricultural cooperatives with tailor-made agricultural loans and savings products, but also supports microentrepreneurs which, in many cases, are related to the agri-value chain. Most of Norandino’s clients produce coffee, but it also supports cocoa, sugar and banana farmers, aiming to integrate farmers into the formal financial system. Norandino supports “triangulations” of these producers with exporters / importers and plays a strong role in boosting awareness with respect to sustainable farming techniques both with its clients and within the Peruvian agricultural sector in general.

As of Dec-20, Norandino is present in 4 regions in North Peru, catering to 27,500 members. 72% of its clients are based in rural areas, and 33% are women. 63% of its total loan portfolio is focused on agricultural products.

Norandino is currently working with Rainforest Alliance on the launch of a new green product which aims to support sustainable farming practices, incl. reducing deforestation, lowering CO2 emissions and the use of agrochemicals. This product is expected to carry lower interest rates for clients, as a motivation to these sustainable practices.

Country: Peru

Investment EUR 3 million, in two tranches

Investment type: Senior unsecured debt

Technical Assistance: Pending confirmation

Date of investment: Apr-21

Mapa Norandino, Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito

Huruma: Transforming Lives

Norandino investment aims to transform the lives of smallholder farmers through the following theory of change:

Input: EUR 3 MM focused on Agricultural financing.

Output: Increase its agri-portfolio by 1.3x and its outreach to active borrowers by 1.5x.

Outcome: Increase 2,531 farmers’ crop yields and 2,065 families’ rural income*.

(*) Metrics calculated on the basis of the study estimates “Understanding Impact Performance: Agriculture Investments;” (GIIN, 2020)
Huruma: Transforming Lives