A loan of $700 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Darajani Farmers Group's story

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

Susy takes care of four 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, Susy had an excellent maize yield harvesting 13 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Susy was only able to harvest three bags of maize on one acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Susy 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 her maize sales, Susy will educate her children and ensure that the family has enough food throughout the year.

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

In the photo, Susy is pictured with her group members and at the far left is the field officer.

In this group: Annety, Dorcas, Everyne, Caro, Jacklyne, Juliana, Linet, Susy

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