A loan of $4,025 helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to increase better harvests of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Eliud's Group's story

Eliud’s group has six group leader farmers and is located in Matete District. The group leaders in this group represent a total of 53 individual farmers (not pictured) who are each asking for an average loan of 5,349 shillings to purchase a One Acre Fund package for ¼ acre of maize and ¼ acre of sorghum or millet. As the Kiva group representative, Eliud is pictured on the right of the Genesis Group with his hand raised.

Eliud is married and has six children. He is 52 years old and is known as friendly, hardworking and trustworthy. He is active in his community in groups such as the men's group, the savings group, and the prayer group. Eliud has been a farmer for 26 years. Eliud is a new One Acre Fund farmer and believes he can have an even better harvest this year by working with One Acre Fund.

Eliud is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2014 season as a group leader. Eliud joined One Acre Fund so that he could get new farming methods and because he is an active community member and wants to help more farmers. Eliud has gotten more involved with One Acre Fund as a group leader and Kiva representative. In the future, Eliud hopes that his profits from 2014 can be used to send children to school, save for the future and buy a cow.

Eliud and the Genesis Group need a loan to cover the initial costs of purchasing the seeds and fertilizer through One Acre Fund. One Acre Fund will repay the Kiva loan on behalf of the farmers through the profits from the farmers’ harvests. One Acre Fund pre-purchases the seeds and fertilizer when prices are low and passes the cost savings to the farmers. Throughout the planting and harvesting season, One Acre Fund also provides training and support to the farmers as they make payments back to One Acre Fund. With support from One Acre Fund and your loan, these farmers will have a chance at a successful harvest, increased profits, and improved lives.

The field officer is also included in the photo and is standing on the left of the photo.

In this group: Eliud, Bonface, Mary, Elijah, Priscah, David

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