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Muungano Group
In this Group: Agnes, Batrice, Enock, Moses, John, Indeche, Alfred, Chriss, Nelson, Patrick, Rawson, Zabedayo
Rawson is the facilitator of the Muungano group. Rawson and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Rawson and his group during Kenya’s next planting season in February 2012. The distribution of farming inputs is part of One Acre Fund’s integrated agriculture package, which includes training, reliable input supply (such as fertilizer and seeds), credit and insurance.

Rawson takes care of five children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food to ensure food security for his family and to have additional maize profits to educate his children. In the recent 2011 season, Rawson had a very good maize yield harvesting 18 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Rawson was only able to harvest 6 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Rawson will educate his children and invest in livestock rearing as savings for future use.

In 2012, the members of Muungano group will each plant maize plots of between ½ and 1 acre of land.

The photograph shows Rawson with his group members.

Additional Information

About One Acre Fund

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important farming inputs to distribute to this farmer group during Kenya's next planting season in February. This distribution of farming inputs is part of One Acre Fund's integrated agriculture package, which includes training, reliable input supply (such as fertilizer and seeds), credit and insurance. Clients enroll between July and October for the following planting season, which begins in February. By purchasing inputs during these months, One Acre Fund is able to take advantage of the historically low farm input prices during this time of year in Kenya.


Members of One Acre Fund form groups in which each borrower guarantees the loans of all other borrowers in the group. One Acre Fund differs from a traditional microfinance institution, however, by allowing groups to split before the delivery of inputs at planting time. If a group were to split, each of the two new groups would have fewer members that could support a delinquency or default from a member. This may represent a different risk than that for a traditional MFI’s group loan.

Important Information About the Risk of One Acre Fund
One Acre Fund is not assigned a risk rating on Kiva. This is due to the fact that One Acre Fund’s business model differs enough from traditional microfinance models that Kiva’s current risk rating system is not applicable in accurately reflecting the risk assessment. Key risks and further information in making loans to One Acre Fund borrowers can be found on the organization’s partner page.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 962
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $41,127,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Muungano Group's $1,400 loan helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Dec 1, 2011
Listed
Nov 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 27, 2012