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

Kachena B Group's story

John is the facilitator of Kachena B group. John and his group joined One Acre Fund in 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

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

John takes care of nine children at home. He joined One Acre fund in order to get money, to educate his children and to buy livestock .In the recent 2011 season, John had an excellent maize yield, harvesting 8 bags on a half acre piece of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, John was only able to harvest 2 bags of maize on a half acre of land.

With the income from maize sales, John intends to buy livestock and to get food for his family.

In 2012, members of Kachena B group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1 acre of land.

In the picture above, John and his group members are displaying some maize cobs from the recent harvest.

In this group: Joseph, Concepta, Agnes, Albert, Beatrice, John, Mary, Maxmillah

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