AfricaX Podcast
AfricaX Podcast
Nov 12, 2021
YouFarm: Providing funding solutions for small scale and commercial farmers with John-Paul Matenga
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Meet John-Paul Matenga, the founder of YouFarm. YouFarm was started with the idea of a platform that provides farmers with access to collateral free finance by getting people to invest in crops and livestock through YouFarm. And then when the produce goes to market the farmers, the investors and YouFarm share in the profits.

In the interview JP shares

  • How he came up with the idea after his mother acquired a farm in Zimbabwe and then asked him to make the land productive
  • How he got YouFarm up and running
  • And why he believes that self-awareness is the most important thing as an entrepreneur

JP also shares how he went about launching the platform, what he found out regarding the challenges of farmers during his research and what his advice for young Zimbabweans is.

There is a lot of good stuff in this interview and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.



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