A loan of $600 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Msamaria Mwema Group's story

Bramwel is the facilitator of the Msamaria Mwema group. He and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Bramwel takes care of seven children at home. He joined One Acre Fund to grow enough to feed his family and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Bramwel had an excellent maize yield, harvesting 10 bags on 1 an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Bramwel was only able to harvest 5 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Bramwel 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 maize sales, Bramwel will educate his children and save for future use.

In 2012, the members of Msamaria Mwema group will each plant maize plots of between ½ and 1 acre of land.

Bramwel is pictured in the photograph with his group members.

In this group: Bramwel, Cherusa, Eunice, Abushaigi, Sammy, Walter

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