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.
New Roots Haiti is dedicated to empowering parents to care for their families through education, employment, and nutrition assistance - using the farm as a tool to be able to create local sustainable jobs. The goal is to develop a plan to sustainably better utilize crop land, increasing farmers financial yields as well as creating a product that was not previously produced locally. Thus producing a locally grown protein source to be used in local feed rations for chickens and livestock.
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.