A loan of $475 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Kolongolo Group's story

Greetings from Kolongolo Group in Western Kenya! Eliud is the facilitator of Kolongolo group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Like the majority of people in this part of Kenya, the members of Kolongolo Group are farmers who rely on maize production for yearly food security and income.

Eliud takes care of six children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Eliud had a very good maize yield, harvesting 9 bags on 1/2 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Eliud was only able to harvest 2.5 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 Eliud 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, Eliud will pay for major annual expenses such as school fees and home repair.

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

In this group: Elica, Dorcas, Eliud, Isaac, Laban, Stephen

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