A loan of $1,025 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Yetana Trust A Group's story

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

Mark takes care of three 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, Mark had a good maize yield harvesting six bags on 1/2 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Mark was only able to harvest five bags of maize on 1/2 acre of land.

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

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

The photograph shows the members of the group, with the Field Officer on the far left.

In this group: Mark, Anjela, Apolo, Catherine, Livingstone, Miriam, Philise, Raol, Salome, Susan

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