Total loan: $7,500

Japhet's Group

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Mwahera, Coast, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase tree farm inputs such as eucalyptus seedlings and fertilizer, as well as to pay for technical training and maintenance support.

Japhet's Group's story

Japhet is a 51-year-old farmer and father of five. His wife is also a drylands farmer. Japhet grows maize, cassava and cashew nuts. Challenges to his agricultural endeavors include drought or unreliable rains and crop diseases and pests. Japhet joined the KOMAZA microforestry program to improve his farming know-how and increase his income from KOMAZA tree sales. He recognizes the various benefits of tree farming: "The trees attract rains or improve the environment. Tree sales will help meet basic needs, housing, health, education and clothing." Japhet intends to use his income from the farm for his family's education and to improve his farming.