A loan of $525 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Jaribu B Group's story

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

Florence takes care of eight children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Florence had an good maize yield harvesting 6 bags on 1/2 an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Florence was only able to harvest 2 bags of maize on 1/2 an acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Florence and her 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 maize sales, Florence will educate her children, ensure food security and invest in an income-generating activity.

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

In this group: Florence, Rose, Kevina, Clement, Catherine, Repha

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