The CoolCap Model
Our simple, sustainable model will help smallholders
feed the hungry and growing population of sub-Saharan Africa
Our Growth Solution for Africa
We change the lives of subsistence farmers
Smallholders – farmers with less than 5 acres – are starved for credit
With one piece of equipment from CoolCap, their yields shoot up
… with a potential effect on the whole continent
CoolCap Yields Growth
The right equipment can grow smallholders out of poverty
Our pre-selected equipment helps
Mechanization has a massive and lasting impact on the farmer’s life and livelihood
The CoolCap Process
A market-based solution that makes a lasting change
Leapfrog technology is readily available, but smallholders can’t get credit to buy it.
Farmers already have contracts with buyers, who purchase crops for retail and export.
CoolCap (1) buys equipment from the vendors in bulk and (2) sells it to the farmers at 10% interest, repayable at harvest. (3) Farmers deliver their harvest to their buyers (4) who deduct the farmers’ payment from a portion of harvest proceeds and remit to CoolCap.
To keep the cycle going, vendors provide farmers after-sales parts and service and buyers continue to identify new emerging farmers for CoolCap.
A Sustainable Solution
By creating a renewable fund, each donation will multiply its effects
Using donations directly
has a limited effect
The CoolCap process self-renews and scales to continually help more farmers every year