A loan of $800 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Chui Group's story

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

Philip takes care of five children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Philip had a very good maize yield harvesting 16 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Philip was only able to harvest 7 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Philip 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, Philip will educate his children, ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing.

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

In this group: Benson, Caleb, Eddah, Edward, Eunice, Everlyne, Galuine, Jimmy, Moses, Philip

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