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

Wesakulila Group's story

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

Mary takes care of five children at home with her husband. She joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Mary had an excellent maize yield harvesting 7 bags on 1/2 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Mary was only able to harvest 2 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 Mary and her 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,Mary will educate her children, ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing.

In 2012, the members of Wesakulila group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

In this group: Benard*, Sarah, Celestine, Elena, Evalyne, Evans, Kevin, Lena, Mary
*not pictured

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