One Acre Fund works toward solving the food crisis in a number of African countries—but not through one-off handouts. OAF’s methodologies center on empowering small, rural farmers to build their knowledge and agricultural output through education and mentorship.
The program provides loans, storage, and insurance for crop failure to help farmers to find their feet and develop their businesses. With a particular focus on the power of enabling women to support their families, OAF serves more than 137,000 families in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi, maintaining a permanent presence in communities with OAF programs.
Their long-term approach has had incredible successes at lifting families out of poverty. By enabling mothers to pay for their children to be educated, the cycle of poverty is weakened.