A loan of $400 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Mulembe Group's story

Margret takes care of six children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to ensure food security for her family and later educate them. In the recent 2011 season, Margret had an excellent maize yield harvesting 17 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Margret was only able to harvest 7 bags of maize on 1 acre of land. With income from maize sales, Margret will educate her children, build a house and invest in livestock rearing.

Margret is the facilitator of the Mulembe group. She and her group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. In 2012, the members of Mulembe group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1 acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Margret 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.

In this group: Alice, Jacob, Jane, Margret

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