A loan of $500 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Imara Shg Group's story

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

Alice takes care of 10 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, Alice had an excellent maize yield harvesting 23 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Alice was only able to harvest 7 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 Alice 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, Alice will educate her children and ensure that her family can afford day-to-day necessities.

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

Picture: Alice is pictured in the photograph with her group members.

In this group: Alice, George, Joel, Loice, Mary

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