Micro Lending Support to Farmers Low-interest Loan Project 2013

Beneficiaries Description: 26 potential Farmer Cooperatives (FC) and at least 300 farmers

Project Areas: Armavir, Ararat, Vayots Dzor and Aragatsotn marzes.

Project Goal: To improve the overall economic state of farmers by providing Farmers Cooperatives and consequently member farmers with low-interest and beneficial loan services.

Project Objectives:

  • To improve the access of small-plot agricultural producers to sustainable and beneficial loan services.
  • To expand the type and quality of loan services available to small-plot agricultural producers.
  • To support the development of client-focused loan product design and delivery systems addressing the economic needs of small-scale agricultural production in Armenia.
  • To provide a source of capital to microfinance providers that have clear and consistent social mandate, so that they can effectively compete in the financial sector while still maintaining this social mandate.
  • To promote Corporate Social Responsibility concept among microfinance providers and receivers.
Start Date:December 1, 2013
End Date: October 31, 2014
Coordinator / Responsible Person:Armen Hakobyan
Implementer: “CARD Agro Credit” Universal Credit Organization CJSC (CARD)
Project Cost by JMF :AMD: 200,423,630  USD: 494,873
Beneficiaries Number:300