A loan of $1,075 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Mbolea Group's story

Gideon is the facilitator for Mbolea Group. He and his group members joined One Acre Fund in 2010. Gideon joined One Acre Fund in order to access good input prices, grow enough to feed his family, have profits for school fees, and have inputs delivered right to his village market.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important farming inputs to distribute to Gideon 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. 

In 2011, Gideon harvested 8 bags of maize on 1/2 acre of land. He describes his harvest as excellent. Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Gideon was harvesting 6 bags on 1/2 an acre.

With the profits from his harvest, Gideon plans on paying school fees, repairing his home, saving for the future, investing in livestock and perhaps investing in a business.

In 2012, Mbolea group will receive input loans for 9.5 acres of land. Each farmer will plant between 1/2 and 1 1/2 acres.

In this group: Annystella, Dorcas, Emelda, Erustus, Gideon, Jasmine, Martin, Peter, Samuel

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