Grant & Loan Awards: Sumter County


Sumter County

ESB Fund: $25,000

Awarded: 08/28/2006

Applicant: Sumter Bank & Trust (Café Campesino, Inc.)

ESB loan guarantee for building renovations and the purchase of equipment for Café Campesino, a 10-year old existing business in Americus. Cafe Campesino is a coffee roaster and wholesale and retail seller of coffee products. They buy raw coffee beans through a fair trade coffee cooperative, roast it on-site and sell both wholesale and retail. Cafe Campesino sells to many individuals through their website, but they also sell to a large number of restaurants in the Southeast. William Harris and Harlan Pomeroy are purchasing the business, buying new, larger roaster and expanding their facilities. Sumter Bank and Trust in Americus is the lender.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $50,000

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