Total loan: $3,475

Fleria's Group

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Kakamega North, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped To buy cost-efficient hybrid seeds for maize, millet, and sorghum.

Fleria's Group's story

Litookho is a group of five farmers in the Kakamega North District, with Fleria selected as the Kiva representative. Fleria has volunteered to be the Kiva group representative and is on the right of the photo with her hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to her and the 56 other individual farmers represented in this group. The credit consists of the necessary materials to plant ¼ acre of maize and ¼ acre of millet or sorghum. The individual farmers are not pictured here but will be receiving an average loan of 5,349 shillings. Fleria is 50 years old and has been a farmer for 20 years. She works as a farmer to provide for her seven children. The community and other farmers know Fleria as trustworthy. Other than farming, she is also involved in her community such as the women's group and prayer group. Fleria described her harvest last year as good, but hopes she can have an even better one with the support of One Acre Fund and the other farmers in her group. Fleria joined One Acre Fund in 2010, and she is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2014 season as a group leader. Fleria joined One Acre Fund so that she could get fertilizer and hybrid seeds and earn enough to feed family. Because she wants to spread the story about One Acre Fund farmers, Fleria has gotten more involved with One Acre Fund as a group leader and Kiva representative. Working with One Acre Fund has improved Fleria's life because she has more profits from herharvest and was able to feed her family. In the future, Fleria hopes that her profits from 2014 can be used to send her children to school. Fleria and the Litookho Group need a loan to cover the initial costs of purchasing the seeds and fertilizer through One Acre Fund. One Acre Fund will repay the Kiva loan on behalf of the farmers through the profits from the farmers’ harvests. One Acre Fund pre-purchases the seeds and fertilizer when prices are low and passes the cost savings to the farmers. Throughout the planting and harvesting season, One Acre Fund also provides training and support to the farmers as they make payments back to One Acre Fund. With support from One Acre Fund and your loan, these farmers will have a chance at a successful harvest, increased profits and improved lives. The field officer is also included in the photo, on the left.