A loan of $925 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Weyeta Group's story

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

Joan takes care of nine children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, she had an excellent maize yield harvesting 15 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Joan was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Wilberforce 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. In 2012, the members of Weyeta SHG group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

With income from maize sales, Joan will educate his children, ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing. In the photo, Joan is pictured with his group and on the far left is the field officer.

In this group: Benjamin, Carolyne, Reginah, Janis, Belvin, Grace, Lilian, Judith, Gladys, Vincent, Joan

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