A loan of $4,025 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Eunice's Group's story

Eunice is a member of Kosiana Group in Chwele District. She is pictured here in a group of six One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a total of 54 individual One Acre Fund farmers who are not pictured here. Eunice has been selected to act as the Kiva group representative and is standing on the right with her hand raised. She and the other farmers represented in this group are each receiving ¼ acre of maize and ¼ acre of sorghum or millet. Each farmer is receiving an average input loan of 5,349 shillings for maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation.

Eunice is 32 years old and has been a farmer for 10 years. The community and other farmers know Eunice as friendly, and hardworking, and reliable, and trustworthy, and an experienced farmer. Other than farming, she is also involved in her community such as the women's group, and savings group, and prayer group. Eunice described her harvest last year as good, but hopes she can have an even better one with the support of One Acre Fund and the other farmers in her group.

Eunice first enrolled with One Acre Fund in 2008 and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2014 Long Rains season. Eunice joined One Acre Fund in order to get the best seed prices, and get new farming methods, and get fertilizer and hybrid seeds. She also volunteered to be a group leader and Kiva representative because she is an active community member, and wants to help more farmers, and wants to spread the story about One Acre Fund farmers. Eunice plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to repair the home, and save for the future, and buy a cow, and invest in a business. She notes that working with One Acre Fund has led to many benefits for One Acre Fund farmers. Eunice’s own life was improved because she has more profits from harvest, and has more farm training, and was able to save money.

Eunice and the Kosiana 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: Eunice, Clement, Pamela, Jentrix, Joseck, Aggrey

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