A loan of $1,050 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Fanya Kazi Group's story

Joel is the facilitator of the Fanya Kazi group. His group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Like the majority of people in this part of Kenya, the members of Fanya Kazi group rely heavily on maize production for annual food security and income.
Joel takes care of seven children at home. He joined One Acre Fund due to One Acre Fund’s best prices and in order to ensure food security for his family and later educate his children. In the recent 2011 season, he had an excellent maize yield harvesting fifteen bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Joel was only able to harvest five bags of maize on one acre of land.
With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Joel 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, Joel will pay for major expenses such as school fees and livestock investments. In 2012, the members of Fanya Kazi group will each plant maize plots between half and one acre of land.
Joel is pictured with his group members. The Field Officer is on the far left.

In this group: Alice, Beatrice, Everlyne, Janet, Joel, Nicholas, Patrick, Paul, Rebecca, Simon



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