After a successful kick-off in 2011, year two of KPMG’s CSR programme will bring new KPMG volunteers to Africa and Fairtrade. Main task this year will be for the volunteers to develop a financial profiling system that can assist producers in getting access to finance. The group will also help the regional coordinators set up a strategic plan for their offices.
‘Fairtrade and KPMG share the same commitments and will utilise their unique expertise to accelerate development processes in Africa. Fairtrade producers across the continent will benefit from KPMG’s know-how,’ says Wangeci Gitata, Fairtrade Africa’s Partnerships and Fundraising Manager.
Last year, the KPMG volunteers prepared a training manual in financial skills for producers. A plan is currently being set up to roll these out to producer organisations.