A loan of $1,100 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Khakakho Group's story

Graham is the facilitator of the Khakakho group. Graham and his group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.
Graham takes care of eight 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, Graham had an excellent maize yield harvesting seven and a half bags on half an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Graham was only able to harvest three and a half 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 Graham 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, Graham will educate his children, build a house, and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Khakakho group will each plant maize plots between half and one acre of land.
In the photograph above, Graham is pictured with his group members.

In this group: Benjamin, Carolyne, Eunice, Gladys, Graham, Hellen, Irene, Jane, Mary, Nora, Violet



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