A loan of $1,750 helped a member to provide Kenyan farmers with increased access to hybrid seed and fertilizer for harvesting maize, millet, and sorghum.

Everline's Group's story

Everline’s group has three group leader farmers and is located in Busia District. The group leaders in this group represent a total of 28 individual farmers (not pictured) who are each asking for an average loan of 5,349 Kenyan shillings to purchase a One Acre Fund package for one-quarter acre of maize and one-quarter acre of sorghum or millet. As the Kiva group representative, Everline is pictured on the right of the Madete Kaviri Group with her hand raised.

Everline is a reliable member of the community. She is married with seven children. Everline is 35 years old and has been working as a farmer for the last 25 years to support her family. In addition to this, she is very active in her community and is involved in the women's group, prayer group, and burial committee. She described her harvest last year as not being with One Acre Fund. She hopes to continue working with One Acre Fund and enjoy the success she is having with the One Acre Fund farm packages.

Everline joined One Acre Fund in 2013, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2014 season as a group leader. She joined One Acre Fund so that she could get the best seed prices, get new farming methods, get fertilizer and hybrid seeds, and earn enough to feed her family and send her children to school. Because she likes being a leader, and she is an active community member, Everline wants to help more farmers and spread the story about One Acre Fund farmers. Everline has gotten more involved with One Acre Fund as a group leader and Kiva representative. Working with One Acre Fund has improved Everline's life because she has more farm training and more farm group support and was able to feed the family. In the future, Everline hopes that her profits from 2014 can be used to send her children to school, repair the home, save for the future, and buy a goat.

Everline and the Madete Kaviri 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: Everline, Jesca, Joseph

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