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

Sikulu Reformed A Group's story

Greetings from Sikulu Reformed A Group in Western Kenya! Solomon is the facilitator of the Sikulu Reformed A group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Solomon is a father of three children. 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, Solomon had an excellent maize yield harvesting 17 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Solomon was only able to harvest eight bags of maize on one acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Solomon 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, Solomon will educate his children, ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing.

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

He is pictured with his group members in the photograph.

In this group: Dominic, Esther, Evalyne, Moreen, Solomon, Zacharia

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