A loan of $800 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Mikhuyu Group's story

Allan is the facilitator for Mikhuyu Group in Chwele. This group joined One Acre Fund in 2011. Allan says that he joined in order to access good input prices, have access to hybrid seed and fertilizer, grow enough to feed his family, and have additional profits to spend on school fees.

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

Allan 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.

Allan has not yet harvested his 2011 maize, but expects that it will yield 8-10 bags on 1/2 acre.

Allan says that he hopes to use the profits from his harvest to pay for his children's education, repair his home, save for the future, invest in livestock, and increase his investments in farming.

In this group: Allan, Andrew, Benedetta, Francine, Gladys, Godwin, Robina, Rose, Wanyonyi W*
*not pictured

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