A loan of $350 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Kabero Group's story

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

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

Martin takes care of seven children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to have additional maize profits to send his children to school and secure enough food for his children. In the recent 2011 season, Martin had a good maize yield harvesting 8 bags on ½ acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Martin was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize on ½ acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Martin will educate his children, ensure food security, raise livestock and save for the future.

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

In this group: Martin, Mauritius, Fred, Elimina
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