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Linking Smallholder Farmers to Banks

Linking Smallholder Farmers to Banks

The Department of Public Information (DPI)’s Africa Renewal  interviewed Rita Kimani, 25, one of the UN Young Leaders for Sustainable Development to help promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among fellow youth. Through her initiative, FarmDrive, Rita uses data analytics and mobile phone technology to connect smallholder farmers with lending institutions in rural Kenya. The company developed a mobile phone app which is used by rural farmers to track their revenues and expenses and also apply for credit or loans. Through Farmdrive, Rita helps bring the youth voice to engage in the design of programmes, specifically in the Agricultural sector. More.