Building a proposal for lenders in Kenya to encourage new financing options for smallholder onion farmers

Markit Opportunity connects smallholder farmers to new and existing markets in East Africa through a trusted and transparent mobile platform. Their innovative platform has given them access to previously unavailable data on farmers, as they capture information such as trading history, farm size and the customer profiles.

We delivered a project with the company that sought to harness this data, and build it into a proposal for banks in Kenya to try and encourage them to start lending small amounts to farmers. Funding working capital is a huge barrier to growth for small farmers across Africa, and so helping to deliver a pilot to overcome this challenge was a fascinating experience for our team.