Isidro, An Innovative Investment in Agriculture
Isidro targets a vital but under-served class of small agricultural enterprises (SMEs), including farmer organizations, seeking investment. These loans are often passed over by commercial lenders that consider them too small and risky.
Providing a blend of technical assistance, business development services and investment funds to support the growth of our clients, Isidro facilitates the scaling of their positive social and environmental impacts.
Active Investments: 5
Amount Committed to Date: $1 M USD
Illustrative Client Value Chains: Macadamia, Cocoa, Chickpea and Honey.
Farmers Reached Through Active Investments: +2,500
Countries of Operation: Guatemala, Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua
Isidro offers catalytic, risk-tolerant growth capital alongside specialized technical assistance to underserved SMEs with strong business fundamentals, enabling its clients to realize a step-change in their business – creating impact for the company, its stakeholders and the environment in the long-term.
- Two financial products: 1-year working capital for first time borrowers, and 3-7 year CapEx and/or working capital for more established borrowers.
- A diversified package of pre and post investment technical assistance that encompasses accounting, business acceleration, commercial linkages, legal, agronomy and climate-smart agriculture.
- Coaching & mentoring to strengthen social business model and set impact metrics.
Isidro's Desired Impacts (2022-2026)
Isidro's Target Client
Isidro strives to go where others don’t, serving early-stage and growing enterprises in rural areas, who struggle to access the credit and technical support they require to thrive.
Meet Our Clients
Isidro’s SME and farmer organization clients work across diverse value chains and support thousands of smallholder farmers in rural communities across Central America.
Cracking a Tough Nut
Meet Alianza S.A., one of a handful of farmer-run organic macadamia enterprises in the world. With our support, Alianza is building a processing plant so it can produce a higher-value, finished-kernel product and tap into a global market valued at $1.7 billion.
Join us in supporting smallholder agriculture in Central America. Isidro is actively looking for new clients, partners, and donors.