A loan of $1,075 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Marumba Bulala Group's story

Damascus is the facilitator of the Marumba Bulala group. Damascus and his group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.
Damascus takes care of six children at home. He joined One Acre Fund due to One Acre Fund’s best prices and in order to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Damascus had an excellent maize yield harvesting 12.5 bags on 0.5 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Damascus was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize on 0.5 acre of land.
With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Damascus 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, Damascus will educate his children and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Marumba Bulala group will each plant maize plots between 0.5 and 1 acre of land.

In this group: Damascus, Dismus, Flora, Gabriel, Henry, Simon, Mukhwana, Michael

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