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Approved to post Kiva loans from: Mozambique
iDE is an international non-profit organization dedicated to creating income and livelihood opportunities for the rural poor. iDE currently operates in 11 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In addition to Mozambique, Kiva also partners with iDE in Cambodia. Their focus is to enhance smallholder farmers’ productivity by increasing their access to agricultural technologies, market information and credit.
Many farmers living in remote locations often can’t be reached by agricultural suppliers. iDE seeks to change this by working with farmers to help them become farmer business advisors who are responsible for delivering high quality agricultural technology to other farmers. They assist farmers and agrodealers in selling and delivering their products, and also provide technical advice. The goal is that a community of farmer business advisors and agrodealers will be self-sustaining and their expertise can influence the market in the area.
A unique lending approach:
iDE will provide credit and capital asset loans to the farmer business advisors and agrodealers. These farmers will use this funding to purchase agricultural technology from agrodealers and then sell and deliver this technology to farmers. Funding from Kiva lenders will help iDE grow the number of people who can participate in this program. iDE is committed to providing financing to the advisors and would love to also build partnerships with local microfinance institutions.