Committed to serving those in need, The Harvest Fund was founded to lift rural women who farm and their households out of poverty. Initially launched as a charitable non-profit, we now leverage our agronomic business expertise through a hybrid social enterprise model that combines philanthropic capital with farmer revenue.
Our values shape our mission and model. Collective personal and professional experiences inform how we best help our farmers: through transparency, curiosity, perseverance, customer success and delivery of results.
We must achieve the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development by 2030. In accordance with SDG goals set forth, our multifaceted model supports: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Gender Equality, Affordable Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities, Climate Action, Life on Land and Partnerships for the Goals. We can create a better world, together, with urgency.
With startup roots in San Francisco and operations in Zambia, we bridge entrepreneurial thought and the reality of subsistence farmers living marginally on a dollar a day.
Michelle leads the administrative and operational functions of The Harvest Fund. When she's not thinking about the ways to improve the lives of smallscale female farmers, she can be found studying a new language or exploring the outdoors. She holds a Master's in Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor's in Economics from Duke University.
Ackson leads the technical functions of The Harvest Fund. When he's not delivering agricultural extension, he can be found entertaining people with his vibrant sense of humor. He holds a Master's in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University and a Bachelor's in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Zambia.
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The Harvest Fund is a Zambian NGO and private company limited by guarantee.
The Harvest Fund is a US IRS 501(c)(3) registered organization.