A loan of $500 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Namulanda A Group's story

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

Metrine takes care of six children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and to ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Metrine had a good maize yield harvesting 10 bags on 1/2 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Metrine was only able to harvest six 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 Metrine and her 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 her maize sales, Metrine will educate her children, ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing.

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

In this group: Metrine, Gladys, Evans, Joakim, Resper, Roselyne, Gentrix

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