Total loan: $450

Army 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.

Army Group's story

Joan is a mother with four children at home. She joined One Acre Fund due to One Acre Fund’s best prices and in order to ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Joan had an excellent maize yield, harvesting 10 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Joan was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize on ½ an acres of land. With income from maize sales, Joan will educate her children, build a house and invest in livestock rearing. Joan is the facilitator of the Army group. Joan and her group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. In 2012, the members of Army group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1 acre of land. Joan is photographed with her group members. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Joan and her 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.