This week, I visited 5 farm cooperatives, interviewed 40 cacao farmers and also interviewed 1 large 37,000 member cooperative, 1 bank (and snubbed by 2 other banks), and 1 microfinance non-governmental organization. Whew! We drove all over Davao City and other parts of the region. This was a long but productive internship week with ACDI/VOCA.
Next week I will start compiling the data.