A loan of $475 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Andalala Group's story

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

Emanuel takes care of four children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizers and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Emanuel had an excellent maize yield harvesting 16 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Emanuel 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 Emanuel 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, Emanuel will save for the future and pay bank loans.

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

Emanuel and his group members appear in the photograph above. Standing on the far left is the field officer.

In this group: Cecilia, Emanuel, Geofrey, Japhether, John, Mary, Ruth

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