In 2018, Mercy Partnership Fund investee ECLOF International, through its Kenyan affiliate, began purchasing milk produced by local dairy farmers and bringing together farmers to share resources. Today, ECLOF Kenya is expanding dairy farmers’ ability to produce food and increase their income through an innovative approach to dairy farming.
ECLOF’s work in Kenya allows farmers to have a more stable income, providing loans to more than 2,200 dairy farmers in Kenya. Farmers have used these loans to purchase additional cows or to make necessary updates to their farms. Farmers also receive support ranging from technical assistance and education on managing a business to building support networks with other farmers. Watch this short video to see ECLOF’s work in action.
Founded in 1946, ECLOF International has evolved into a thriving network of 12 microfinance institutions serving more than 140,000 clients in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. ECLOF’s mission is to promote social justice and human dignity through microfinance. In addition to their financial efforts, ECLOF connects clients with resources like networks of other local farmers and educational sessions. Learn more about ECLOF in its annual report.
Mercy Partnership Fund’s portfolio includes more than 60 mission-driven organizations such as ECLOF International that are creating positive impacts for people and communities around the world. Learn more on our website.