A loan of $375 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Amuka Oaf Group's story

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

Arnold takes care of one child at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and be able to build a house for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Arnold had an excellent maize yield, harvesting 7 bags on 0.5 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Arnold was only able to harvest 2 bags of maize on 0.5 acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Arnold 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 maize sales, Arnold would like to build a new house for his family.

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

In this group: Arnold, Cleophas, Pamela, Petronila, Rashid, Rose

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