A loan of $975 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Mvumilivu Group's story

Greetings from Mvumilivu Group in Western Kenya! This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.
Godfrey is the facilitator of the Mvumilivu Group. He takes care of four children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, he had a very good maize yield harvesting ten bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, he was only able to harvest six bags of maize on one acre of land.
With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Godfrey 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, Godfrey will educate his children and invest in business.
In 2012, the members of Mvumilivu Group will each plant between half and one acre of maize.
In the photograph, Godfrey is pictured with his group members, and the One Acre Fund field officer is on the far left.

In this group: Alfred, Alice, Ann, Benard*, Godfrey*, Joseph, Rahab, Rehema, Hellen, Shaban
*not pictured

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