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


Amba Shg Group's story

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

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

Stephen takes care of six children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Stephen had a very good maize yield harvesting 16 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Stephen was only able to harvest six bags of maize on one acre of land.

With income from his maize sales, Stephen will educate his children and save for future use.

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

The photograph shows Stephen pictured together with his group members.

In this group: Stephen, Martin, Newton, Joseph, Joan, Emelda, Marygoret
*not pictured



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