Mukatri preserves the Amazon rainforest by producing value-added products from ecologically harvested local fruits.
|Investee||Mukatri, founded 2006|
The Amazon rainforest loses on average 12’302 square kilometers per year largely as a result of unsustainable commercial practices from farmers, who in order to make a living, clear forested lands for agriculture, cattle raising and illegal crops. The Caqueta region has suffered for decades from the Colombian armed conflict, fueling the poverty levels of 42.1%, amongst the highest in the country.
Over a hundred families are continuously providing fruit to Mukatri collectively protecting around 13’000 hectares of the Amazonian Piedmont, while having an average income increase of up to 40%.
|# of protected hectares||3'720||5'200||13'096||14'405|
|# of supplier families||62||93||102||165|