A loan of $675 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Progressive C Group's story

Greetings from Progressive C Group in Western Kenya! Truphosa is the facilitator of the Progressive C group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Truphosa takes care of six children at home. She joined One Acre Fund to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Truphosa had an excellent maize yield harvesting 14 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Truphosa was only able to harvest six bags of maize on one acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Truphosa and her 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, Truphosa will educate her children, ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing.

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

The photograph shows Truphosa with her group members. The person standing on the far left is the field officer.

In this group: Truphosa, Rosemary, Pius, Jeanfer, Judith, Metrine, Christopher, Benard, Alice
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