A loan of $1,200 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Mama Umoja Group's story

Penina is the facilitator of the Mama Umoja group. Penina and her 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 Penina 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.

Penina takes care of seven children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds to ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Penina had a very good maize yield, harvesting 26 bags on 1½ acres of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Penina was only able to harvest 15 bags of maize on 1½ acres of land.

With income from maize sales, Penina will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing.

In 2012, the members of Mama Umoja group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1.5 acres of land.


In the photograph above, Penina is pictured with her group members.

In this group: Allan, Christine, Deina, Dennis, Dinah, James, Janet, Leting, Moses, Nicholas, Penina, Jeniffer

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