Did you know that even though 50% of farmers across East Africa are women, they are likely to produce 30% less than men (source: Oxfam) because they face huge barriers to accessing land, credit and quality farming supplies?
Arapha, who farms in Tanzania, has first-hand experience of these challenges. “Personally, I have experienced not being able to get the capital that I need so that I can expand my farming more or start a business of my choice”.
At One Acre Fund we provide equal access to our financing, training and quality inputs so that women like Arapha aren’t disadvantaged by their gender. Over 60% of clients accessing our financing are women.
Women should not underestimate themselves. They are capable and there is nothing that men do they cannot.Jeanne d'Arc Mbanira
Goes to supporting training and delivery to farmers in 9 countries
Goes to functions like technology and HR that support an 8,000-person team
Goes to raising money for future growth