According to the bank document, the project aims to increase access to improved and appropriate finance to Myanmara€™s farmers through the implementation of a solution developed by AgFintech Harvesting. The project will scale Mahaa€™s farmer lending operations, through the implementation of a digital field application, building credit risk scores using alternative datasets, including geodata, provision of loan approval and monitoring dashboard. The project is of high strategic relevance given its link with the key Massif strategic points or rural livelihoods, smallholder farmer finance, innovation targeted at financially excluded people.
Maha Agriculture Microfinance is a young microfinance institution, focused on agriculture in rural Myanmar. MAHA was registered in 2013, starting operations in 2014 and is growing substantially now serving 8,245 customers through 33 branches in 8 provinces.
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