SOCIAL IMPACT & ADVOCACY, C-SUITE
Social entrepreneur Anushka Ratnayake has built a solution that’s transforming the lives of farmers in Africa. After years of working on microfinance solutions on the African continent at Kiva.org and One Acre Fund, she launched myAgro, a simple mobile app that offers educational tools and a platform that allows farmers to save money, little by little, for seeds and fertilizer.
Since launching in 2011, myAgro has helped over 200,000 farmers dramatically increase their crop yields. Farmers are known to harvest up to 100% more food after joining the app, using climate-resilient materials and methodologies they learn about through the platform. With current operations in Mali and Senegal, plans are in place to reach one million farmers by 2026 across multiple countries in West Africa.
Anushka is recognized globally as a leader in financial inclusion, digital payments and social entrepreneurship. She's a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship.
Ways I can help:
I'm excited to offer support in various ways to my mentee:
Scaling and fundraising for a nonprofit or social enterprise
Using technology to scale your impact or organization more efficiently
Leading organizational change
Navigating your leadership changes as your organization grows
Building a solid board and managing tricky board relationships
Managing remote teams successfully
Building strong senior leadership teams
Planning ahead for growth
Serving low-income consumers
Expanding into emerging and frontier markets
Measuring and evaluating social and economic impact