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

Felista's Group's story

Felista’s group consists of five members living in the same village and growing the same crops: onions and beans. Felista (first from right) is the group leader. She is 59 years old, widowed, and has eight children. Felista and her group members have grown onions and tomatoes for the last two years but they believe they have never yielded enough at harvest.

After attaining training in better farming practices, Felista and her group members want to try better ways of growing onions and tomatoes and using better quality seeds, fertilizers, and herbicides.

Felista asks for a loan to buy good quality onion and tomato seeds and fertilizers to apply in her field. She will use a portion of this loan to hire casual laborers to help her prepare her field well.

Felista says she enjoys YICE’s interactive trainings on farming and health practices. She has a dream of becoming a model onion farmer in her village, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with the rest of the community members to learn.

In this group: Joycemary, Harriet, Mariam, Felista, Christine

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