Total loan: $600

Kimweyi Joint 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.

Kimweyi Joint Group's story

Albert is the facilitator of the Kimweyi Joint group. Albert 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 Albert 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. Albert takes care of four children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough to secure food for his family and to have additional maize profits to send his children to school. In the recent 2011 season, Albert had a very good maize yield harvesting 9 bags on ½ acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Albert was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize on 4 acres of land. With income from maize sales, Albert will educate his children and invest in a livestock raising business as savings for future use. In 2012, the members of Kimweyi Joint group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 4 acre of land.