A loan of $650 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Msamaria Nabeki Fab Group's story

Edwin is the facilitator of the Msamaria Nabeki FAB group. Edwin and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Edwin takes care of eight children at home. He joined One Acre Fund for the quality planting training and to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Edwin had an excellent maize yield harvesting 20 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Edwin 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 Edwin 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, Edwin will educate his children and invest in raising livestock.

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

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

In this group: Benard, Caro, Edwin, Florence, Peninah, Ruth, Saina, Violet

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