Total loan: $725

Kadogo Group

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Webuye, Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped To source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Kadogo Group's story

Festus is the facilitator of the Kadogo group. Festus and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Festus takes care of eight children at home. He joined One Acre Fund due to One Acre Fund’s best prices and in order to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season,Festus had a very good maize yield, harvesting 11 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Festus was only able to harvest 2 bags of maize on ½ acre of land. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Festus 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. With income from maize sales, Festus will educate his children, take care of loan repayment, and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Kadogo group will each plant maize plots of between ½ and 1 acre of land.