A loan of $1,175 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Kahawa A Group's story

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

Alfred takes care of five 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 and later educate them. In the recent 2011 season, Alfred had a good maize yield, harvesting 6 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Alfred was only able to harvest 3 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 Alfred 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, Alfred will educate his children and invest in livestock rearing.

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

In the photograph above, Alfred is pictured with his group members and Field Officer far left.

In this group: Alfred, Agnes, Charles, Dorcas, Tabitha, Fridah, Josephine, James, Janet, Rapoh, Robai, Sabaneia
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