A loan of $975 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Amuka Twende Group's story

Greetings from Amuka Twende Group in Western Kenya! James is the facilitator of Amuka Twende group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. James takes care of two children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, James had a very good maize yield harvesting 7.5 bags on 1/2 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, James was only able to harvest three bags of maize on 1/2 acre of land. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to James 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 his maize sales, James will educate his children, ensure food security and invest in livestock. In 2012, the members of Amuka Twende 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: Everlyne, Everlyne, Geofrey, James, Carolyne, Joshua, Mary, Felista, Sarah, Mary, William
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