A loan of $725 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Yuuya Shg A Group's story

Maurine is the facilitator of the Yuuya SHG A group. Maurine and her group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.
Maurine takes care of five children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to ensure food security for her family and later educate them. In the recent 2011 season, Maurine had a good maize yield harvesting 9 bags on three-quarters of an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Maurine was only able to harvest 2 bags of maize on three-quarters of an acre of land.
With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Maurine and her 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, Maurine will educate her children, build a house, and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Yuuya SHG A group will each plant maize plots between half and 1 acre of land.
Maurine is pictured in the photograph with her group members.

In this group: Patrick, Dorcas, Everlyne, Sarah, Martin, Maurine, Peter, Raphael

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