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

Namboani A Group's story

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

Francis takes care of 10 children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to have additional maize profits to educate his children, access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Francis had a very good maize yield harvesting 22 bags on 2 1/2 acres of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Francis was only able to harvest seven bags of maize on 2 1/2 acres of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Francis 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, Francis will educate his children and ensure food security.

In 2012, the members of Namboani A group will each plant between ½ and 3 acres of maize.

He is pictured with his group members in the photograph above.

In this group: Francis, Antonina, Elisha, Emmanuel, John, Joseph, Juma, Patrick, Wycliffe

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