AXIOM Smallholder Trust Fund - A Social Investment
Axiom Smallholder Trust Fund is an approved project with Helping Hands Ministries, Inc., a registered 501c3. All gifts are tax deductible. Donors will receive a receipt for their gifts in January of the following year. Helping Hands has an 8% ministry grant fee on donations received to carry out our mission and purpose. Helping Hands Ministries, Inc. EIN: 58-2266139
AXIOM Smallholder Trust Fund provides a vehicle for investors seeking significant social returns.
The Fund concentrates on four program areas:
Research and Development - We fund in-house research and engagement with external research partners on information systems, productivity enhancement, and sustainable agriculture.
Strategic Implementation - We invest in specific programs designed to free smallholders from poverty traps by ameliorating barriers that prevent market driven mechanisms from working.
Farmer-Led Advocacy - We support the smallholder's desire to participate in decision making processes at local and regional levels, and throughout the coffee supply chain continuum by promoting new modalities that capture and magnify the collective voice of the coffee farmer.
Emergency Aid - During times of crisis and natural disasters, funds can be issued directly to farming co-ops and trusted local NGO’s to ensure life saving food, water, medicines, and transportation reach those in need.