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

Wekelekha A Farmers Group's story

Greetings from Wekelekha A Farmers Group in Western Kenya! Jackson is the facilitator of the group. They joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Jackson takes care of seven 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, Jackson had a very good maize yield, harvesting 12 bags on 3/4 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Jackson was only able to harvest 5 bags of maize on 3/4 acre of land.

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

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

Jackson is pictured in the photograph above with his group members.

In this group: Caroline, Jackline, Jackson, Phelistus, Timotheo

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