A loan of $850 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Banana Group's story

Greetings from Banana Group in Western Kenya! This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.
Eliud is the facilitator of the Banana Group. He takes care of seven children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to high quality farming inputs. In the recent 2011 season, Eliud had a very good maize yield harvesting ten bags on half an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Eliud was only able to harvest six bags of maize on half an acre of land.
With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Eliud 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, Eliud will pay for school fees.
In 2012, the members of Banana Group will each plant between half and one acre of maize.
In the photograph, Eliud is pictured with his group members.

In this group: Benard, Eliud, Florence, Gladys, Gladys, Ronald, Wambani, Zaina



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