A loan of $850 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Khwiroro Group's story

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

James takes care of 10 children at home. He joined One Acre Fund due to affordable loan repayment and in order to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, James had a very good maize yield, harvesting 9 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, James was only able to harvest 2 bags of maize on ½ an acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to James 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, James will educate his children and invest in business.

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

In the photograph above, James is pictured with his group members.

In this group: David, Eliud, Esther, James, Peter, Metrine, Moses, Richard*, Susan, Violet
*not pictured

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