A loan of $525 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Amba D Group's story

Patrick is the facilitator of the Amba D group. Patrick and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Patrick takes care of seven children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and grow enough food to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Patrick had an excellent maize yield harvesting 20 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Patrick was only able to harvest 9 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Patrick will save for the future and invest in raising livestock.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Patrick 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 2012, the members of Amba D group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1 acre of land.

In this group: Patrick, Mary, Judith, Caro, Caro, Cottelia, Dorcas, Jane

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