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.

Njete Group's story

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

Justus takes care of 16 children at home. He joined One Acre Fund to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds. In the recent 2011 season, Justus had an excellent maize yield harvesting 13 bags on ½ acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Justus 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 Justus 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, Justus will educate his children and invest in livestock rearing.

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

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

In this group: Beatrice, Everlyne*, Francis, Gladys, Gladys, Grace, Julius, Justus, Lonah, Margaret, Norah*, Rodah, Selina
*not pictured

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