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

Nyange Huruma Group's story

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

Consolata 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 her family. In the recent 2011 season, Consolata had an excellent maize yield, harvesting 14 bags on 1/2 an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Consolata was only able to harvest 1 bag 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 Consolata 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, Consolata will educate her children and invest in business.

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

Consolata is pictured with her group members in the photograph, with their Field Officer (Annah Malemo) on the left.

In this group: Clarine, Risper, Consolata, Joseph, Richard*, Alice, Janipher, Rose, Janepher , Joseph
*not pictured

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