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

Namubila Shg Group's story

Hillary is the facilitator of the Namubila SHG group. Hillary and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Hillary takes care of nine children at home. He joined One Acre Fund due to One Acre Fund’s best prices and in order to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, he had a very good maize yield harvesting 6 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Hillary was only able to harvest three bags of maize on ½ an acres of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Hillary 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, Hillary will save for future use and build a house.

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

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

In this group: Hilary, Tamary, Eunice, James, Moris

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