A loan of $650 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Weyeta Group's story

Greetings from Western Kenya!

William is the facilitator of the Weyeta Group. William and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Like the majority of farmers in Western Kenya, William and his co group members farm maize as a staple crop.

William takes care of two children at home. In the recent 2011 season, William had an excellent maize yield harvesting 9 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, William was only able to harvest 2 bags of maize on ½ acre of land. Much of the improvement in yields comes from William's use of quality inputs via the One Acre Fund program, plus the farming training and group support that he receives as part of the One Acre Fund program.

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

With income from maize sales, William will primarily pay school fees for his children. In 2012, the members of Weyeta group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

In the photograph above, William is pictured with his group members.

In this group: Beatrice, Penina, Francis, Henry, Jackline, John, Stephen, Rosemary, William*
*not pictured

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