A loan of $775 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Bienjelesia Group's story

Eliud is the facilitator of the Bienjelesia 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 six children at home. He joined One Acre Fund for One Acre Fund’s best prices and to access fertilizers and hybrid seeds. In the recent 2011 season, Eliud had an excellent maize yield harvesting 16 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Eliud was only able to harvest five 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 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 his maize sales, Eliud will educate his children and build a house.

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

Eliud is pictured with his group members in the photograph above. The person standing on the far left is the field officer.

In this group: Catherine, Eliud, Florence, Hellen, John, John, Risper, Samson, Wycliffe

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