A loan of $575 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Umoja A Group's story

Edward is the facilitator of the Umoja A group. Edward and his group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Edward takes care of five children at home. He joined One Acre Fund to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds. In the recent 2011 season, Edward had a very good maize yield harvesting 12.5 bags on 0.5 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Edward was only able to harvest 6.5 bags of maize on 0.5 acre of land. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Edward and his 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, Edward will educate his children and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Umoja A group will each plant maize plots between 0.5 and 1 acre of land. In the photograph above, Edward is pictured with his group members.

In this group: Edward, Becky, Damara, Patrick , Enid, Mary, Zadock
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