A loan of $3,000 helped a member to install a drip irrigation kit and buy potato seedlings for 1 hectare.

Matapiri Group's story

After being trained by PENYA this group identified potato growing as the project they would like to venture into. This group is made up of 7 energetic young men who are all self-employed and rely on farming to earn a living. They plan to use the loan to increase their current potato crop hectarage and also put up a drip irrigation kit.
Their goals are to increase the hectarage under potato crops to at least 5 hectares as they gain more knowledge and skill.

PENYA assists borrowers with entrepreneurial skills training through the Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Program. PENYA also helps them form Village Savings and Loans Associations where they save proceeds from their businesses that will then become the future sources for additional loans and business investments. Finally, PENYA carries out mentoring and monitoring visits to ensure that the businesses are being run viably. Through linkages created with extension workers and some buyers, PENYA borrowers have access to further training in the production and selling of their produce.

In this group: Victor, Benjamin, Moven, Obey, Admire, Norman, Edson

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