SDG 1: No poverty
Our small holder partners in Guruve have succeeded in increasing soya and maize production over the past five years as reflected through their use of mechanization provided by EFF. Through this pilot program and donor funding, the Guruve program has alleviated poverty within the region by developing a sustainable business model as a tractor operator service. Operating from the Foundation’s agri-depot, the program provides ploughing, planting, and discing services on a pre-payment cash bases. The project has provided tractor services to approximately 400 farmers and we realised an income of $60,409.80 from farmer payments. An expenditure of $38,812.77 was incurred, leaving a profit of $21,597.03. This is being reinvested into the project looking for additional equipment, training and management. The increasing high yields, along with access to rural financial services, has driven the program’s success.