A loan of $350 helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize and sorghum.

Tich Gi Luya Group's story

Tich Gi Luya Group is located in the Butere District of Kenya. It is a group of five women and three men led by Erasto, who is pictured on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for half an acre's worth of maize and sorghum to cultivate. The 2013 "long rains" season (March/April to May/June) will be Erasto’s first season with One Acre Fund. He joined this year in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer delivered reliably at the best prices, so that he can grow enough food for the family.

Last year, Erasto harvested three bags of maize on one acre of land. He is excited that he will improve his harvest as a One Acre Fund farmer. He plans to spend the money that he earns from his next harvest on sending his children to school, repairing his home, buying livestock, saving for the future and perhaps investing in another business. During the 2013 long rains season, each group member will receive half an acre of agricultural inputs on credit, meaning that Erasto’s group will receive four acres worth in total.

(One of the group members, Catherine, dropped out of the program after the Kiva photo was taken. She is still pictured above.)

In this group: Erasto, Eunice, Joseph, Monica, Millicent, Benta, Margaret, Joanes

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details