Total loan: $900

Muungano Group

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Chwele, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped To source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Muungano Group's story

Hesbone is the facilitator of the Muungano group. Hesbone and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Hesbon 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. Hesbone joined One Acre Fund in order to garner additional maize profits from his farm. In the recent 2011 season, Hesbone had a very good maize yield harvesting 8 bags on 1/2 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Hesbone was only able to harvest 4 bags of maize on 1/2 acre of land. With income from maize sales, Hesbone will invest in a cow and save for the future. In 2012, the members of the Muungano group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1.5 acre of land.