A loan of $750 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Konyololo Farmers Group's story

Greetings from Kunyololo Farmers Group in Western Kenya! This group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Roswel is the facilitator of the Kunyololo Farmers Group. She takes care of three 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, Roswel had an excellent maize yield harvesting 6 bags on half an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Roswel was only able to harvest 4 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 Roswel 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, Roswel will educate her children and ensure food security. In 2012, the members of Kunyololo Farmers Group will each plant between half and 1 acre of maize. The photograph shows the members of the group.

In this group: Roswel, Agness, Jane, Joashi, John, Philip, Simon
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