One Acre Fund: Employer Information Session
Wednesday, January 29, 2014Location
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ESTDescription
***Please note that this event is open ONLY to returned Peace Corps Volunteers***
The Office of Returned Volunteer Services presents a special employer information session featuring One Acre Fund, a start-up NGO investing in local farmers in Africa to generate permanent gain in farm income.
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a start-up NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. They provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Their program is proven impactful – every year, they weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre. They have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that they serve.
They are growing quickly. In seven years, they have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 1,400 full-time field staff. In three more years, they will at least triple in size, while adding several new countries. Their approach has won widespread validation, winning grants from the highly competitive Echoing Green and Skoll Foundations, and the global Financial Times/ IFC award for "basic needs financing" in 2010 and 2011. For more information, visit the One Acre Fund website.
Want to join their team? Register to attend this informational webinar on Wednesday, January 29 to find out more about how RPCVs now working with One Acre Fund utilized their Peace Corps experience to launch their careers in international development. One Acre Fund currently has 16 RPCVs in the field and are looking to hire dozens more over the next couple of years!
All you need is a computer, an Internet connection and your favorite chair. All RPCVs are invited to participate online, but you do need to register in advance.Contact Information
For more information, contact the RPCV Career Center at RPCVCareerCenter@peacecorps.gov or call 202.692.1433.