Scaling Agribusiness and Tranparency in East Africa  

Improving farmer livelihoods through

agri-business training and traceability.

SHIFT is working with Rwanda Trading Company (RTC) and Great Lakes Coffee (GLC) on a MasterCard Fund for Rural Prosperity scaling project to provide agri-business training and a mobile payment and traceability platform for East African farmers. Over a period of 3.5 years, the $2.5 million program will reach 70,000 farmers across Rwanda and Uganda.

 

Over the duration of the project, SHIFT will provide support as the project's development partner, sharing development-related knowledge throughout the design, management and impact reporting of the project.

Driving financial inclusion for smallholder coffee farmers

The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity is a US$50 million challenge fund to extend financial services to people living in poverty. The goal of the GLC/RTC project is to help improve incomes and livelihoods for East African coffee farmers through access to agri-business training, mobile payments and traceability systems. 

Fast Facts

Location: Uganda and Rwanda

Farmers impacted: 70,000

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