A loan of $650 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Furaha B Group's story

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

Protus takes care of five 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, Protus had a very good maize yield harvesting 15 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Protus was only able to harvest 10 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 Protus 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, Protus will educate his children and invest in livestock.

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

He is pictured with his group members in the photograph.

In this group: Protus, Agatha, David, Emmanuel, Erick, Moses, Patrick, Rabecca

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