Increased incomes for 12,000 farmers in DRC and Ghana

11 July 2022

More than 12,000 female farmers in the Democratic Republic Congo and Ghana have been able to increase their incomes, thanks to Opportunity International’s UK Aid Match project ‘Roots of Change’.

Image of Philomene at her farm on the outskirts of Kinshasa, DRC, who took part in financial and agricultural training. Image credit: Lisa Murray
Image credit: Lisa Murray/Opportunity International

As well as providing training to equip the farmers with the knowledge and skills to improve farming efficiency and yield, the project improved the status of women in their local communities through working closely with local leaders, husbands and male family members to break down gender and social norms.

Find out more about the project’s impact in the Roots of Change impact report.