Total loan: $825
Khakosi B Group
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.
Khakosi B Group's story
Greetings from Khakosi B Group in Western Kenya! Alice is the facilitator of the Khakosi B group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Alice takes care of five children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds. In the recent 2011 season, Alice had an excellent maize yield harvesting 11 bags on 1/2 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Alice was only able to harvest four bags of maize on 1/2 acre of land. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Alice 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. With income from maize sales, Alice will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Khakosi B group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.