A loan of $950 helped a member to buy farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Star D Group's story

Greetings from the Star D group from Western Kenya! Sylvia is the facilitator of the Star D group. This group joined One Acre Fund in 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Sylvia takes care of one child at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to have good production and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Sylvia had a very good maize yield harvesting 10 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Sylvia was only able to harvest six bags of maize on that land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Sylvia and her group during Kenya's next planting season in February 2012. The distribution of farming inputs such as fertilizer and seed is part of One Acre Fund's integrated agriculture package, which also includes training, credit, and insurance.

With the income from maize sales, Sylvia will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing.

In 2012, the members of Star D group will each plant between one half and one acre of maize.

In this group: Dorcas, Florance, Gladys, Jane, Joseph, Emily, Sylvia

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