Conscientious Cook: Support a Farmer With Us At Kiva

Kiva is one of the most exciting ideas we've seen in a long time. We just loaned $25 to Emiliano Sanchez Hernandez, a farmer growing oranges, plantains, coffee and pineapples in Nicaragua. Would you like to loan alongside us to help this farmer get his pineapples to market?

Hernandez wants a $1,050 loan to purchase fertilizers and insecticides for his crops. We loaned the maximum amount that Kiva allows at one time - $25. This money goes through a local aid group that will help the farmer invest and pay back the funds.

We are very excited about the micro-loan investments that we can make, here in our wealthy country. These loans offer dignity and true business partnerships - not just charity or a handout. We like to support farmers however we can and we would like to help Hernandez get his full loan quickly.

Would you like to loan $25 too?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.