African Social Enterprise Blog: Linking Women Farmers to Agricultural Innovation, AgTech, Smallholder Microfinance and Climate-Smart Agriculture
Volunteer of the Month: Rishabh S.
Extreme gratitude for his website and UX talent!
Rishabh found us via our Instagram account and emailed us with a basic project outline of how he could help with our website. We're extremely grateful for his SEO, web analytics, design and UX talent to set the stage for a website redesign. He has many interests outside of his fulltime role as a programmer so read on to learn more!
What drew you to The Harvest Fund’s mission?
I have always been a strong proponent of education, and have strongly believed in its impact to improve lives. The Harvest Funds work to improve the livelihood of impoverished female farmers through education was a cause I got behind fairly quickly. I was also really enthralled by the larger vision, where the work The Harvest Fund is doing to help female farmers would also improve agricultural output, which in turn would help reduce starvation.
What inspired you the most after learning more about our women farmers? (or share anything that inspired you about our model or approach)
It was fascinating to read about the aims of a few female farmers, and seeing them have entrepreneurial dreams of starting their own businesses at some point was quite inspirational for me.
If you were to be a farmer, what would you grow and why?
Eep! Was never good at eating green vegetables, so definitely it would not be green! Perhaps potatoes, the first portion of my last name ("Ahlu"walia) literally translates to potato, so it might be fate! :)
You’ve obviously got a knack for UX design and telling jokes so share an insider tip with our audience!
Haha, I think people do the best when they're happy - so chill, relax, and smile your way to success! :)
Wondering how you, like Rishabh, can join The Harvest Fund's volunteer program? Apply here; you'll have the opportunity to tell us about your idea for a pro-bono project. We oftentimes have needs for graphic designers, digital marketers, accountants, writers, SEO experts and Excel modelers. All volunteer roles are remote and can be performed anywhere where you have computer and internet access. Volunteer today to empower an African woman farmer!
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