Founded in 2010, Rent-to-Own is a social business that seeks to provide productive assets to microentrepreneurs in rural Zambia. These assets (such as refrigerators, hammer mills and irrigation pumps) help catalyze business growth for clients who do not have access to such equipment in underdeveloped and disadvantaged communities.
In Zambia especially, farmers and rural business owners lack access to affordable, available and appropriate equipment for key business ventures such as farming and food production. Without productive assets these entrepreneurs are not able to realize their business potential.
Rent-to-Own directly responds to this challenge through a holistic approach: not only do we help clients select their assets but we provide low-cost distribution, tailored financing and training services so each customer walks away with the assets, knowledge, and skills needed to grow their business over the long- term.