A loan of $1,250 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Kamkata S.h.g Group's story

Greetings from Kamkata Group in Western Kenya! This group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Getrude is the facilitator of the Kamkata SHG group. She takes care of seven 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, Getrude had an excellent maize yield harvesting 14 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Getrude was only able to harvest 4 bags of maize on 1 acre of land. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Getrude 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, Getrude will educate her children, ensure food security, and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Kamkata SHG group will each plant between half and 1 acre of maize.

In this group: Benard, Caine, Edward, Esau, Everlyne, Festo, George, Getrude, Jackson , Dorcas, Rose, Rose, Jenipher
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