A loan of $450 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Wema Farmers Group's story

Greetings from Wema Farmers Group in Western Kenya! Godfrey is the facilitator of the Wema Farmers group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Godfrey joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Godfrey had an excellent maize yield harvesting 14 bags on 1/2 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Godfrey was only able to harvest seven bags of maize on 1/2 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 the maize sales, Godfrey will repay his One Acre Fund loan, ensure food security and invest in raising livestock.

In 2012, the members of Wema Farmers Group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

In the picture above, the One Acre Fund field officer is on the far left.

In this group: Geofrey, Amos, Edwin, Eunice, Metrine, Wilimina, Joyce

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details