A loan of $550 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Sisimukha A Group's story

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

Lena takes care of six 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, Lena had an excellent maize yield harvesting 20 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Lena was only able to harvest four 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 Lena 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 the maize sales, Lena will educate her children, ensure food security and invest in raising livestock.

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

In the picture, the field officer is pictured standing on the far left.

In this group: Beatrice, Hildah, Esther, Florence, Fredrick, Josephine, Lena, Winrose

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