Andean Region Portfolio
NESsT’s investments in the Andean Region focus on social enterprises that incorporate innovative business models, technologies and sound environmental practices to bring jobs and greater income earning opportunities to the people who are most in need.
Sources cocoa directly from Peruvian farmers, increasing their income by 70% through fair prices and training to increase quality and environmental sustainability.
Provides small coffee farmers with solar-powered technology to roast their beans, and purchases and distributes the roasted coffee, resulting in 70% more revenue for the farmers.
Empowers Amazon indigenous communities to commercialize rainforest fruits and products, increasing their income while also protecting the environment.
Trains and hires women for a cleaning service, providing them with formal contracts, fair wages, training and career development opportunities.
Trains Andean farmers to collect sphagnum moss and become suppliers in its value chain, providing them with training, fair wages, technology and infrastructure development.
Helps inmates gain skills in fashion design and production to independently earn income to support their families while in prison and after release.
Buys fiber from alpaqueros at fair market prices and offers training and employment in processing, knitting and manufacturing of high-end alpaca textile products to rural women.
Sources directly from small fishing communities and sells to restaurants and retail shops, ensuring improved livelihoods for fishing households in Peru.
Gives all proceeds from its commercialized water sales to infrastructure projects that provide communities in Peru with access to clean water.