A loan of $675 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Valentine Group's story

Greetings from Valentine Group in Western Kenya! Eunice takes care of nine children at home. In the recent 2011 season, Eunice had an excellent maize yield harvesting 20 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Eunice was only able to harvest 8 bags of maize on one acre of land. She joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough to feed her family and access fertilizer and hybrid seeds. With income from maize sales, Eunice will educate her children and invest in business.

Eunice is the facilitator of the Valentine Group. She is pictured with her group members in the photograph.This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Like the majority of people in this part of Kenya, the members of Valentine Group are farmers who rely on maize production for annual food security and income. In 2012, the members of Valentine Group will each plant between ½ and one acre of maize.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Eunice 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.

In this group: Eunice, Josephine, Josephine, Justus, Rabecca, Wasike

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