A loan of $750 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Umoja S.h.g Group's story

Greetings from Umoja SHG Group in Western Kenya! Samuel is the facilitator of the Umoja SHG group. Some members of this group joined One Acre Fund as early as 2010 and are now entering their third season with the program.

Samuel takes care of three children at home with his wife. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access very competitive input prices. In the recent 2011 season, Samuel had an excellent maize yield harvesting 14 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Samuel was only able to harvest five 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 Samuel 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 the maize sales, Samuel will pay for school fees and other major annual expenses.

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

In this group: Samuel, Beatrice, Ben, Eunice, Godfrey, Robert , Salome

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