A loan of $225 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Wake Up Shg Group's story

Greetings from Wake Up SHG Group in Western Kenya! This group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.
Beatrice is the facilitator of the Wake Up SHG Group. She takes care of ten children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Beatrice had an excellent maize yield harvesting eleven bags on half an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, she was only able to harvest one and a half bags of maize on half an acre of land.
With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Beatrice and her 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, Beatrice will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing.
In 2012, the members of Wake Up SHG Group will each plant between half and one acre of maize.
Beatrice is pictured with her group members in the photograph above.

In this group: Beatrice, Fridah, Jescah, Martha



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