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


Yuuya S.h.g B Group's story

Eliud is the facilitator of Yuuya group. Eliud and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Eliud takes care of five 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 and later educate them. In the recent 2011 season, Eliud had a very good maize yield, harvesting 12 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Eliud was only able to harvest 1.5 bags of maize on ½ acre of land. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Eliud 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, Eliud will educate his children, build a house and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Yuuya group will each plant maize plots of between ½ and 1 acre of land.

In this group: Agnes, Eliud, Getrude, Mary, Teresa
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