Total loan: $1,325

Nderema A Group

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Webuye, Bungoma, 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.

Nderema A Group's story

Dorcus is the facilitator of the Nderema A group. Dorcus and her 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 Dorcus 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. Dorcas joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Dorcus had a good maize yield, harvesting 15 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Dorcus was only able to harvest 5 bags of maize on 1 acre of land. With income from maize sales, Dorcus will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Nderema A group will each plant maize plots of between ½ and 1 acre of land. The photograph shows Dorcus with her group members.