A loan of $750 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Muungano A Group's story

Jacob is the facilitator of the Muungano A group. Jacob and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Jacob takes care of six children at home. He joined One Acre Fund due to grow enough to feed his family. In the recent 2011 season, Jacob had a good maize yield, harvesting 10 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Jacob was only able to harvest 7 bags of maize on ½ acre of land.

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

In 2012, the members of Muungano A group will each plant maize plots of between ½ and 1 acre of land.

In the photograph above, Jacob is pictured with his group members.

In this group: Gentrix, Gilbert, Jackline, Jacob, Jestimore, Patrick, Richard, Ridah, Shadrack

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