A loan of $700 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Umoja Farm Group's story

Ezekiel is the facilitator of the Umoja Farm group. Ezekiel and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Ezekiel takes care of five children at home. He joined One Acre Fund to grow enough to feed his family and to afford farm inputs. In the recent 2011 season, Ezekiel had a very good maize yield harvesting 18 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Ezekiel was only able to harvest six 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 Ezekiel 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 his maize sales, Ezekiel will educate his children and invest in raising livestock.

In 2012, the members of Umoja Farm group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1 acre of land.

In the photograph above, Ezekiel is pictured with his group members.

In this group: Alice, Celestine, Ezekiel, Festo, Jacob, Peter, Graham, Kevin, Winrose

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