Low-Hanging Fruit: Literally and Figuratively

This recent post about a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic (which also happens to be where I served as a PCV – read more about my service here) addresses the challenges facing a local women’s cooperative.  Limited access to markets and a lack of proper manufacturing equipment present a significant barrier to growth.  And to overcome these barriers, the women of Fruticoop, Inc. need training and access to capital necessary to purchase high quality equipment.  This is a cottage industry that has the potential to make a significant local impact with some basic improvements.  It is, if you will, ripe with low-hanging fruit…

-Kat

Fruticoop, Inc. workers in the Dominican Republic preparing pineapple to be dried.

Fruticoop, Inc. workers in the Dominican Republic preparing pineapple to be dried.

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