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Total loan: $3,500
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David's Group


A loan of $3,500 helped a member to provide Kenyan farmers with increased access to hybrid seed and fertilizer for harvesting maize, millet, and sorghum.


David's Group's story

David’s group has 6 group leader farmers and is located in Kakamega North District. The group leaders in this group represent a total of 56 individual farmers (not pictured) who are each asking for an average loan of 5,349 shillings to purchase a One Acre Fund package for ¼ acre of maize and ¼ acre of sorghum or millet. As the Kiva group representative, David is pictured on the right of the group with his hand raised. David is married and has five children. He is 44 years old, and is known as friendly, hardworking, reliable and trustworthy. He is active in his community in groups such as the men's group, savings group and prayer group. David has been a farmer for ten years. David described his harvest as excellent last year, but believes he can have an even better one this year by continuing to work with One Acre Fund. David first enrolled with One Acre Fund in 2010 and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2014 Long Rains season. David joined One Acre Fund in order to get the best seed prices, get new farming methods, get fertilizer and hybrid seeds and earn enough to feed his family. He also volunteered to be a group leader and Kiva representative because he is an active community member who wants to help more farmers and spread the story about One Acre Fund farmers. David plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and invest in a business. He notes that working with One Acre Fund has lead to many benefits for One Acre Fund farmers. David’s own life was improved because he has more profits from the harvest, has more farm training, has more farm group support, and was able to feed the family.

David and his 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: David, Monicah, Florence, Daniel, Vivian, Milika
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: February 1, 2014

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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: February 1, 2014