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USAID features loan to Rwanda maize cooperative to improve grain quality


The New Times, Rwanda’s daily newspaper, reported on August 26 about USAID’s Post-Harvest Handling and Storage Project (PHHS, managed by CARANA) which is improving food security by linking smallholder staple crop surpluses to markets. The story was also included in the USAID News Briefing. Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), in partnership with PHHS, recently extended a loan worth Rwf 40 million to "Indakuki" maize cooperative in Bugesera District, Eastern Province. The loan will enable the cooperative to purchase grade-one grains from members and sell these directly to the World Food Programme, through the Purchase for Progress (P4P) program.

Published September 2011