One of the ways to empower rural farming communities is availing them with immediate access to affordable micro-funds to enable them to be financially independent. Micro-funds are often needed by rural smallholder farmers to invest in micro-businesses to complement their meager farming income. Besides, farming income is normally seasonal, but a micro-business can be carried out all-year around. Using micro-funds, rural farmers, can for instance be able to set up a kiosk for small-scale tailoring, selling airtime for mobile-phones, selling handmade crafts, etc. EATBETA’s goal is to mobilize and provide micro funds ($50 to $200) to at least 500 rural smallholder farmers at affordable and reasonable terms – that are not provided by the traditional financial institutions.