Partner since: 2017
Quest Financial Services was founded in 2011 for the purpose of improving the livelihoods of poor Zimbabweans living in rural, peri-urban, and urban settings. Quest partners with NGOs and aid agencies that provide technical assistance, which facilitates lending in rural areas. Entities such as USAID, Technoserve, and Fintrack partner with Quest to provide guidance on the agricultural productivity of certain areas in which Quest lends. These NGOs also provide technical assistance to individual farmers who borrow from Quest. These trained farmers then serve as repositories of knowledge for their communities. These NGO partnerships are crucial to Quest’s ability to expand its lending in rural areas. The NGOs provide the knowledge to make educated loan decisions on agriculture in addition to directly supporting borrower success through education and technical assistance. Quest also facilitates the sale of the harvest, helping farmers negotiate the best price for their crops.
More information: http://www.quest-fin.com/