• Centre for Collective Development (CCD)

    Development of 10,000+ farmers through a customised Enterprise Resource Process

    Category: Agriculture

    Client: Centre for Collective Development (CCD)

    CCD, also called ‘Sahakara Mitra Samstha’, is a CSO working for creation of wealth for the poor. CCD acts as a catalyst and as a capacity builder to enable communities living in poverty to manage their own affairs. It works with 10,000+ small and marginal farmers in Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telengana and focuses on their development through cooperatives.

    Mahiti developed the Enterprise Resource Process (ERP) covering farmers and farm data in three districts. The Mobile/ Tablet applications developed by Mahiti enable field staff to capture relevant data periodically. Data thus captured on hand-held devices is synchronised with the system installed at the Farmer Cooperatives’ Federation or CCD for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and for continual process improvement to better the lives of the farmers. Know More

    Duration: 1 April 2013 onwards (open-ended contract)

  • Green Alliance Foundation (GAF)

    Database & MEL system for sustainable agriculture and microfinance

    Category: Agriculture

    Client: Green Alliance Foundation (GAF)

    GAF, also called, Green Alliance Africa (GAA) is a National Development Organisation of Kenya, founded in 2010 and  registered as an indigenous CSO. The organization was established with a mandate to focus on mobilizing and empowering communities to improve their livelihood and guide them towards self sustainability. GAA collectivises farmers into self-help groups(SHGs), facilitates thrift and savings by the SHG members, builds their capacities in managing the process and provides a range of financial products like micro-credit. GAA aims at promoting improved livelihoods by supporting community-based green environment initiatives, sustainable eco agriculture, income-generating activities and adoption of appropriate technologies for self-reliance.

    GAA wanted  to assess existing agricultural practices, marketing, value  addition to the farm produce, etc. to plan and deliver  relevant and need-based training inputs to the farmers. GAA also wanted to monitor use and effectiveness of its portfolio of financial services and products. Both of these needs were met with support from Hivos. As in the case of Village Vocations Program, OurCrop was utilised  here too. Additionally OurBank was developed specially to record and monitor financial services.

    OurBank can configure loan products with specific validation and control criteria and  enable seamless flow between loan request, approval and disbursement process. It can also generate reports on portfolio performance including comparative analysis across groups/regions.Know More

    Duration: 01 September 2013 to 30 September 2014

  • Kaderes Peasants Development Public Ltd. (KPD Plc)

    Integrating data with micro-loans to benefit 12,000 coffee growers in Tanzania

    Category: Agriculture

    Client: Kaderes Peasants Development Public Ltd. (KPD Plc)

    KPD is  a Tanzanian cooperative, that  sources and markets robusta coffee beans from 12,000 coffee growers who are SACCO (Savings and Credit Cooperative) members, providing them with microfinance and assisting with market linkages. KPD was formed in January 2008, with the aim  to facilitate farmers to obtain fair prices as their produce was being sold to local traders through middlemen at very low prices. The initial primary membership of KPD was 34 and it has now grown to 300. When membership passed 50 in 2011, the organisation was required by law to be registered as a public limited company, changing its name in October 2011 to KPD Plc.

    KPD was supported by  Hivos with whom Mahiti had a Technology Partnership. KPD is one of the five institutions supported by HIvos, where  Mahiti was assigned the task of providing technology support through the application OurBank to aid farmers. This application enabled creation of a portfolio of member farmers, farm produce, cropping and yield patterns and  financial products and services. It allowed greater control on credit management, creation of cost-benefit analysis and disaggregated data on each agri produce, leading to efficient value addition and supply chain management.  It also enabled integrated administrative operations, efficient programme management and effective marketing strategies. Know More

    Duration: 01 September 2013 to 30 September 2014

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