A loan of $525 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Unga Group's story

Greetings from Unga Group in Western Kenya! Edwin is the facilitator of the group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Edwin is a father of one child. He joined One Acre Fund in order to have additional maize profits educate his child and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Edwin had an excellent maize yield harvesting 8 bags on 3/4 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Edwin was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize on 3/4 acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Edwin and his group during Kenya’s next planting season in February 2012. The distribution of farming inputs is part of One Acre Fund’s integrated agriculture package, which includes training, reliable input supply (such as fertilizer and seeds), credit and insurance.

With income from maize sales, Edwin will educate his children and invest in livestock rearing and repay his loan.

In 2012, the members of Unga group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

Edwin is pictured in the photograph together with his group members and their Field Officer is standing on the far left.

In this group: Edwin, Etiang, Leonard, Lucy, Wycliffe

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