A loan of $6,200 helped a member to allow farmers the opportunity to buy cost efficient maize, millet, and sorghum seeds.

Daniel's Group's story

This group consists of 11 group leader farmers in Kakamega North District, with Daniel, on the right of the photo with his hand raised, selected as the Kiva representative. Farming inputs will be delivered to his and the 100 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 be receiving an average loan of 5,349 shillings.

Daniel is 59 years old and has been working as a farmer for 10 years to provide for his four children. The community and other farmers know Daniel as friendly and trustworthy. He is also involved in his community with the men's group, prayer group and burial committee. Daniel described his harvest last year as good, but hopes he can have an even better one with the support of One Acre Fund and the other farmers in his group.

Daniel joined One Acre Fund in 2009, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2014 season as a group leader. He joined in order to get fertilizer and hybrid seeds. He also wants to earn enough to feed his family and send his children to school.

Because he wants to spread the story about One Acre Fund farmers, Daniel has gotten more involved with One Acre Fund as a group leader and Kiva representative. Working with One Acre Fund has improved Daniel's life because he has been able to save money and feed his family. In the future, Daniel hopes that his profits from 2014 can be used to send his children to school and buy a cow.

One Acre Fund focuses on working with smallholder farmers across Kenya. The organization pre-purchases seeds and fertilizer when prices are low and passes the cost savings on to the farmers. Daniel and his group will use the Kiva loan to cover this initial cost of purchasing the seeds and fertilizer package from One Acre Fund. One Acre Fund continues providing training and support throughout the planting and harvesting season to ensure a good harvest and repayment. With support from One Acre Fund and your loan, these farmers will have a chance at a successful harvest, increased profits, and improved lives.

Please note that there are two additional group leaders shown in this photo who will be working with One Acre Fund but will not be a part of this Kiva group loan.

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

In this group: Daniel, Josephat, Florence, Silvester, Fridah, Leonidah, Jane, Jackline, Gaudencia, Rose, Mary

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