A loan of $650 helps a member to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvest season.


Florence's Group's story

Pictured above is Florence, who as a group leader, is representing her group formed by nine farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She is a mother to nine children and is known in her community as a very resourceful person.

Initially, Florence joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Florence plans to send her children to school.

Between the nine farmers in Florence's Group, a total of 5.25 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light, so with this loan, the group will also receive a total of four solar lights.

In this group: Florence, David, Janerose, Jessicah, John, Morgan, Zablon , Centrine , Florence


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

David, Kiva staff

David
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

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Repayment schedule