A project of Main Street Project
The Grow a Farmer micro-loan fund finances start-up costs for training graduates raising their first flocks of free-range poultry.
When you contribute to the Grow a Farmer fund, you're supporting local food and new local farmers!
The Grow a Farmer fund is a resource for farmers with very low family incomes who don't qualify for conventional financing.
Here's how it works:
Jose graduated from one of the agripreneur training class and shared this thought: "What I need is financial support. . . I like working, but I don't have enough resources -- the means to start a business like this." Another training graduate, Jaime, is looking ahead: "I see myself taking good food to the tables of many families. I think with your help I will be able to achieve my goal."
You have the opportunity to help farmers like Jose and Jaime succeed -- not through handouts, but through small loans that make it possible for them to begin. You have the opportunity to be part of a creative, sustainable solution!