A loan of $975 helped a member to buy farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Hope C Group's story

Greetings from Hope C Group in Western Kenya! Rosemary is the facilitator of the Hope C group. This group joined One Acre Fund in 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Rosemary takes care of five 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, Rosemary had a very good maize yield harvesting 10 bags on half an acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Rosemary was only able to harvest 1.5 bags of maize on that land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Rosemary 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 maize sales, she will educate her children, ensure food security, and invest in livestock rearing.

In 2012, the members of Hope C group will each plant between ½ and one acre of maize.

In the picture the field officer is standing on the far left.

In this group: Rosemary, Agnes, Catherine, Alice, Everlyne, Eunice, Emeldah, Rose, Eunice, Joyce, Kennedy*, Paul*
*not pictured

Loan details

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Loan details