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


Milimani Group's story

Greetings from Milimani Group in Western Kenya! This group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Salome is the facilitator of the Milimani Group. She takes care of four children at home. She joined One Acre Fund due to One Acre Fund's best prices, to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds, and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Salome had a very good maize yield harvesting nine bags on half an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Salome was only able to harvest five 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 Salome 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, Salome will ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Milimani Group will each plant between half and one acre of maize. Salome is pictured with her group members in the photograph.

In this group: Charles, Dinah, Elizabeth, Hellen, Mary, Peter, Salome, Juliet
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