A loan of $600 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Wekhuyera Netundo Group's story

Richard is the facilitator of the Wekhuyera Netundo group. Richard 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 Richard 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.

Richard takes care of nine children at home. He joined One Acre Fund to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and to grow enough to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Richard had a very good maize yield harvesting 13 bags on one ½ acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Richard was only able to harvest four bags of maize on one ½ acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Richard will invest in livestock rearing and save for the future.

In 2012, the members of Wekhuyera Netundo group will each plant between ½ and one acres of maize.

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

In this group: Agnes, Albert, Eunice, Evans, Francis, Miliscent, Richard, Samwel

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