A loan of $850 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Tumaini North Group's story

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

Oscar takes care of four 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, Oscar had a very good maize yield harvesting 15 bags on 1 1/2 an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Oscar was only able to harvest 10 bags of maize on 1 1/2 acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Oscar 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, Oscar will ensure food security for his family and invest in livestock.

In 2012, the members of Tumaini North group will each plant between ½ and 1 1/2 an acre of maize.

He is pictured with his group members in the photograph.

In this group: Beth, Carolyne, Esther, Everlyne, Everlyne, Everlyne, Maryselina, Oscar, Sila

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