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myAgro’s mission is to move smallholder farmers out of poverty.
Credit excludes the majority of the world’s poor. At myAgro, we’ve proven smallholder farmers can finance themselves if they have the right tool to save. myAgro’s Mobile Layaway helps farmers save little by little to buy seeds, fertilizer and training using what they already have —
their mobile phone. Our goal is to work with 1 million smallholder farmers (supporting 10 million family members) by 2025 to increase their income by $1.50 per farmer per day to move out of poverty.
myAgro has pioneered an alternative system that matches how farmers already manage their money. Using a prepaid scratch card model — similar to buying prepaid mobile minutes -—farmers can pay in advance for fertilizer, seed and training packages by buying a myAgro card at their local village store (from 50 cents to $50), depositing their money into a layaway account by texting in the scratch-off code. After a few months of buying the scratch cards and saving little by little, myAgro delivers the fertilizer, seed, and training they’ve paid for in time for planting time.Through this bank-less savings scheme, average harvests for myAgro farmer increase from 50% – 100% over traditional farms, and net farming income increases $150-$300 per farmer.