A loan of $350 helped a member to pay for farm inputs like good quality seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and pestcides to improve their farming.

Margret's Group's story

Margret’s group comprises five members who all live in the same village. All the group members are smallholder farmers; they grow crops and rear animals on a small scale. Members grow crops like maize, onion, beans, ground nuts, soya beans, and vegetables. Two of the members also rear pigs.

The group leader, Margret (second from left), is 46 years old and a widow with six children -- two of who were born with physical disabilities.

Margret grows beans, maize, and rears animals. She has been a farmer for the last twenty years, and she earns all her income from farming. Margret and other members of her group attended YICE’s trainings in farming-as-a-business and acquired skills in better farming methods that will increase their farming productivity.

Margret and her group members are requesting a loan to buy good quality seeds, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers for their farming enterprises. Margret plans to use profits after sale of her produces to expand her farm size and has a dream of building a good house for her children.

In this group: Justine, Margret, Resty, Veronica, Christine

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