Enable 1500 Kenyan Rural Farmers for Agribusiness

by The Mango Tree Orphan Support Trust - Kenya Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

The Mango Tree Orphan Support Trust Kenya plans to complete its existing farmers' training center and additional hostels. We will build silo storage for grains and purchase a tractor for cultivation and transport. Cold storage, cottage-industry size processing plants for honey, fruits and peanut butter will be installed. A digital based farmers' information management system and resource center will be developed and mobile-phones linked for timely feedback and information dissemination.

$50,000
total goal
$36,840
remaining
67
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

The farmers in Homabay County, Kenya have been supported to attain food security over the last 5 years. They care for HIV orphans and vulnerable children in an area with high poverty levels. To venture into agribusiness, we formed a farmers' cooperative with 1500 members and built a training center to 80% completion in 2017. We require $50000 to complete and equip the center. The project will reduce dependence on TMT-K for education support from the current 60% to 20% of our annual budget.

Solution

We will improve farmers' production and income by completing the farmers training center, building silo storage for dry grains and purchasing a tractor for cultivation and transport. Fish and fruits will be kept fresh in cold storage facilities and value added to honey, fruits and peanuts using cottage-industry size processing plants. We will monitor weather and obtain relevant farming and marketing information then disseminate through mobile phones linked to a digital information platform.

Long-Term Impact

The project will create a vibrant agribusiness community center and empower 1500 farmers, 70% being women. Farmers will earn regular income, enabling them to provide for their families' and improve OVC's health, education and general well-being. The project will incorporate OVC alumni during implementation and sustainability planning. This will reduce poverty, illiteracy and unemployment levels in Homabay County, Kenya by transforming the lives of 6000 individuals.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.themangotree.org
Televised interview of Country director part 1
Televised interview of Country director part 2
The Mango Tree common website
The Mango Tree Kenya website

Organization Information

The Mango Tree Orphan Support Trust - Kenya

Location: Kisumu - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.themangotree.org
Project Leader:
Consolata Achieng
Kisumu, Kenya
$13,160 raised of $50,000 goal
 
76 donations
$36,840 to go
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