A loan of $3,975 helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer.

Rabecca's Group's story

Rabecca is the Kiva representative for Sibanga, a group of six farmers in Chwele District. Rabecca volunteered to be the Kiva group representative and leader to help more farmers. She is on the right side of the photo with her hand raised. The loan will allow for farming inputs to be delivered to her and the sixty-four other individual farmers represented in this group. The credit consists of the necessary materials to plant ¼ acre of maize and ¼ acre of millet or sorghum. The individual farmers are not pictured here but will receive an average loan of 5,349 shillings.

Rabecca is married and has four children. She is thirty-five years old and is known for being hardworking and reliable. She is active in her community, including in the women's group. Rabecca has been a farmer for ten years. She described her harvest as excellent last year, but believes she can have an even better one this year by continuing to work with One Acre Fund.

Rabecca joined One Acre Fund in 2012 and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2014 season as a group leader. She joined One Acre Fund to be exposed to new farming methods and earn enough money to feed her family. Working with One Acre Fund has improved Rabecca's life because she has earned more profit from her harvest, which enabled her to feed her family.

Rabecca and the Sibanga Group need a loan to cover the initial costs of purchasing seeds and fertilizer through One Acre Fund. One Acre Fund will repay the Kiva loan on behalf of the farmers through 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 farmers as they repay 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.

In this group: Rabecca, Everline, Elizabeth, Habery, Agaustine, Peter

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