A loan of $7,500 helped to install an irrigation sytem.

East Africa Fruit's story

East Africa Fruit works with dozens of small-scale farmers in Tanzania, helping them increase their crop yields, decrease their post-harvest losses, and from these efforts increase their annual income by aggregating, processing, and distributing their fruits and vegetables.

In the three years since East Africa Fruit was founded, it has grown its farmers' incomes from an average of US$500/yr to US$2,900, which is nearly five times the average income in Tanzania.

East Africa Fruit is founded and run by Elia (pictured), a young entrepreneur who has bootstrapped this business from working with one farm to over 50 farmers today. Elia attended Fledge, the conscious company accelerator, in Seattle this past Spring to help further speed up the growth of his company.

This loan is part of that effort. None of EA Fruit's farmers today have an irrigation system. They rely solely on the rain falling from the sky to water their crops. This loan will pay for an irrigation system, lowering the risk of a dry growing season, while increasing the quality of the harvest.

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