The Boost project focuses on improving the livelihoods, market opportunities and incomes of 6,000 small-scale farmers and their families in Mambwe district in eastern Zambia. Through training, increased production and productivity, the goal is to contribute towards poverty reduction among small-scale farmers, their families and the wider community. Employment opportunities will also be created for selected farmers who will be trained as entrepreneurs to provide their services.
80% of Zambia's population is dependent on agriculture for livelihoods.
68% of the population lives below the national poverty line.
The Boost Project operates until 2017 before being reviewed for possible future phases. The total project support cost for this project is $641,000 and our annual fundraising target is $103,919. Every donation you make to this project will be combined with funding from the Australian government to reach more people. We have committed to contribute $1 for every $5 we receive from the Australian government. Your donation will allow us to extend our programs.