A loan of $475 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Amkeni Group's story

Receive greetings from Amkeni Group in Western Kenya! Joan is the facilitator of the Amkeni group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Joan takes care of six 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, Joan had a good maize yield harvesting six bags on 1/2 an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Joan was only able to harvest four 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 Joan 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 her maize sales, Joan will invest in livestock rearing and ensure food security for her family.

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

She is pictured in the photograph with her group members.

In this group: Joan, Peter, Adeude, Consolata, Colletah, Florence, Scolastica
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