A loan of $950 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Furaha Group's story

Joyce is the facilitator for Furaha Group in Chwele. Joyce lives with her husband Mourice and four children. Joyce joined One Acre Fund in 2010 in order to make more profits from her maize harvests.

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

In 2011, Joyce harvested 8 bags of maize on 1/2 acre of land, a very good harvest by her measure. Before joining One Acre Fund, Joyce was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize on 1/2 acre.

With the proceeds from her maize harvest, Joyce will pay for school fees, home improvements, save for the future, invest in livestock, and possibly invest in other business ventures.

In 2012, Furaha Group will plant 8.5 acres of land, with each farmer planting between .5 and 1.5 acres.

In the picture above, Joyce and her co-group members are holding young livestock (goats and one rabbit), while also showing off cobs from the recent harvest. The Furaha field officer is on the far left.

In this group: Everlyne, Everlyne*, John, Joyce, Lillian, Lonah, Mary, Maurice
*not pictured

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