MicroEnterprise Africa

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MicroEnterprise Africa runs a social enterprise farm which works with neighbouring subsistence farmers sharing its resources and markets. Subsistence farmers lose a lot of their harvest due to insects and pests. We want to build a large warehouse to store their harvest before transport to market.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1126922)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Donations

0

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

Situation

African farmers frequently have low yields due to poor farming techniques and lack of fertiliser. An additional cause of low yields is losses from termites and pests following harvest. to We aim to reduce the post harvest losses of subsistence farmers. This can be as much as 40% of the crop.

Solution

The charity runs a commercial farm which works with smallholders and shares its resources and markets. We also collect smallholder produce and transport it to markets. We want to improve our storage capacity by building a large secure warehouse which will also have additional training facilities