A loan of $450 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Namakhele Group's story

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

Edwin takes care of one child at home. He joined One Acre Fund to access fertilizer and hybrid seed. In the recent 2011 season, Edwin had a good maize yield harvesting six bags on ½ acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Edwin was only able to harvest three 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 Edwin 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, Edwin will educate his children, build a house and invest in livestock rearing.

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

In the photograph above, Edwin is pictured with his group members and the field officer appears on the far left.

In this group: Francisca, Frida, Grace, Edwin
*not pictured

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