A loan of $600 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Canaani Group's story

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

Violet is a mother of five children. She joined One Acre Fund due to the best prices offered by the firm and in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds to ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Violet had an excellent maize yield, harvesting 15 bags on 1/2 an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Violet was only able to harvest 2 bags of maize on 1/2 an acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Violet 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, Violet will educate her children and use the same in loan repayment.

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

Violet is pictured in the photograph with her group members.

In this group: Betty, Jacqueline, Mary, Philip, Rose, Violet

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