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Total loan: $775
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Urejesho Group

Kenya
Webuye, Kenya / Farming

A loan of $775 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Urejesho Group's story

Protus is the facilitator of the Urejesho group. Protus and his group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Protus takes care of one child 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. In the recent 2011 season, Protus had an excellent maize yield harvesting eight bags on half an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Protus was only able to harvest three 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 Protus 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, Protus will educate his child and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Urejesho group will each plant maize plots between half and one acre of land. In the photograph above, Protus is pictured with his group members. The field officer is on the far left.

In this group: Agnes, Gabriel, Hellen, Henry, Isaiah, Joseph*, Elizabeth, Protus, Unitta, Winrose
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: November 28, 2011

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: November 28, 2011