A loan of $625 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Sinoko A Group's story

Justus is the facilitator of the Sinoko A group. Justus 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 Justus 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. Justus takes care of three children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to have additional maize profits to educate his children and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Justus had an excellent maize yield harvesting 14 bags on half an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Justus was only able to harvest four bags of maize on half an acre of land. With income from maize sales, Justus will invest in livestock rearing and educate his children. In 2012, the members of Sinoko A group will each plant plots between half and one acre of maize. In the photograph above, Justus is pictured with his group members.

In this group: Dickson, Evans, Evans, Joyce, Justus, Kipkinyay, Robert*, Taita
*not pictured



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