The AgGrandize Global small business fund provides start-up or working capital loans to small scale locally owned businesses operating at critical points along the agriculture supply chain. Access to business capital is a big challenge in underdeveloped countries where the banking system is not set up to offer these kinds of loans. The agriculture industry is capital intensive, and access to working capital is a key to long-term growth and success. Partnering to start and develop local businesses is an important way to make a lasting impact.
This spring, we’re working to get seed into the ground to make sure farmers yield a crop later in the year. The invasion of Ukraine has had massive impacts on global agriculture. With the cost of inputs sky rocketing, the farmers for farmers program is more critical than ever.
Will you help these farmers plant in time?
$50 will sponsor an acre for a farmer, or you can sponsor an entire 10 acre farm at $500.
There has never been a better time to invest in agriculture for good. Help support farmers from across the globe to fight, prepare, and harvest the food our communities need by donating below.
After enduring genocide in 2014, the Yazidi people—a unique ethno-religious group from Northern Iraq—hope to return home and rebuild their lives, but first they must have access to clean water.
Water is essential for food production, greenhouses, orchards, livestock as well as cement for rebuilding. This project will fund water infrastructure and food production for approximately 2,500 families. With each family averaging 8-10 people, that means 20,000-25,000 impacted people
Receiving cash is so important to farmers that they would rather receive 20% less and receive cash at harvest then delay payment. Your loan allows them both full payment and cash at harvest. Our on-the-ground partners, Oasis Agro, will be the purchasers and processor of your farmer partner's grain. Access to the capital you're providing allows Oasis Agro purchasing power at a reasonable interest rate. Most importantly, it allows them to work with and purchuse more production from local farmers.
Adding grain storage capacity will greatly increase Oasis Agro's ability to buy and store locally produced grain. Additional grain storage will increase the number of local farmers the operation is able to directly work with.
Create economic and impact opportunities throughout Central Asia by expanding a small-scale soybean project in Kyrgyzstan to take advantage of regional market growth
Greenveld Farm is an operating 20-acre farm that is leased on a long-term lease from the Chirchir family by the Cheplaskei Rural Transformational Project. The project seeks to build the capacity of the community enhancing their ability to live dignified lives. We endeavor to do this through strengthening their social and economic livelihoods in ways that are culturally relevant and sensitive. There have been successful interactions with the community through entrepreneurship trainings, agricultural demonstrations, beekeeping trainings and poultry raising.
Partner with Kijani Forestry to combat deforestation and create safe jobs by planting trees in Uganda. By using sustainable permaculture practices and more efficient kilns for charcoal production, Kijani aims to reduce the number of trees being illegally harvested while creating over 200 jobs in the first year alone. So far, Kijani provides employment to over 40 women, many of whom have been rescued from the sex trade. By supporting this project, you can help Kijani plant more trees and provide a sustainable cooking fuel source and healthy forests in East Africa.
The project's primary function is to support 30 local widows and 50 orphans incorporating an agriculture based approach. Produce is grown locally within the village of Masii but is dispersed over a wide geographical area. The nearest market is approximately 45 minutes over rough terrain by vehicle, with the best market over 2 hours away by vehicle.
Contributors will partner directly with vetted entrepreneurs by providing working capital to launch and operate small-scale egg farms in remote villages. High impact opportunity that greatly reduces to cost and improves access to protein in remote areas.
AgGrandize would like to extend a huge thank you to Floyd and Gayle Dowell and their organization PHI for donating the grain bins and then their matching donation for the cost of transport to Kyrgyzstan. We also would like to recognize all the volunteers from Mound City and Fort Scott, Kansas who joined AgGrandize in this effort. The project was executed better than we could have ever hoped. AgGrandize would also like to thank Luke Haines at Roofmasters for donating the use of the telehandler and Kyle for dropping it off at the bin site. A big thanks goes out to Sandin Slaubaugh at Reif Welding and Construction for the use and operation of the crane.
The dollar amount is figured to represent the value of the in-kind donations contributed to complete this project.
This project is to raise funds for partnering with Meshach and his family who are small-scale farmer’s in Kenya. He currently has a honey bee project which he uses the income to support his family and their work in the local community. Meshach works with widows and the caregivers of orphans in his local community. The goal of this project is to help Meshach purchase the equipment needed to efficiently and safely care for and expand his honey bee business. We plan for this project to produce a sustainable income of $700 per year for Meshach and his family. We will close fundraising for this project on January 1, 2019.