A loan of $2,625 helped a member to gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds for maize, millet, and sorghum.

Rodgers' Group's story

This group consists of 4 group leader farmers in Chwele District with Rodgers selected as the Kiva representative. Rodgers has volunteered for this role and is on the right of the photo with his hand raised. Farming supplies will be delivered to him and the 42 other individual farmers represented in this group. The supplies consist 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 each.

Rodgers is a reliable member of the community and is married with 5 children. He is 35 years old and has been working as a farmer for the last 15 years to support his family. In addition to this, Rodgers is very active in his community and is involved in the prayer group. He described his harvest last year as good. He hopes to continue working with One Acre Fund and to continue the success he is having with the One Acre Fund farm packages.

Rodgers joined One Acre Fund in 2011, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2014 season as a group leader. He joined One Acre Fund so that he could learn about new farming methods and earn enough to feed his family. Because he is an active community member and wants to spread the story about One Acre Fund farmers, Rodgers has become more involved with One Acre Fund as a group leader and Kiva representative. Working with One Acre Fund has improved Rodgers's life because he has more profits from the harvest and has been able to feed the family. In the future, he hopes that his profits from 2014 can be used to buy a goat and invest in a business.

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. Rodgers 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 to provide training and support throughout the planting and harvesting season to ensure a good harvest and repayment of the loan. 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: Rodgers, Brexedise, Elizabeth, Dina

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