A loan of $500 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Menu Farmers Shg Group's story

Wycliff is the facilitator of the Menu Farmers SHG group. His group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.
Wycliff takes care of three children at home. He joined One Acre Fund due to One Acre Fund’s best prices. In the recent 2011 season, Wycliff had an excellent maize yield harvesting 12 bags on half an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, he was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize on half an acre of land.
With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Wycliff 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, Wycliff will invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Menu Farmers SHG group will each plant maize plots between half and 1 acre of land.
In the photograph above, Wycliff is pictured with his group members. The field officer appears in the far left of the photograph.

In this group: Cleophas, Coniepta, Eunice, John, Noah, Wycliffe

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