A loan of $2,025 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Wesakulila Group's story

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

Wilfred takes care of eight 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, Wilfred had an excellent maize yield harvesting 7 ½ bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Wilfred was only able to harvest 3 ½ 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 Wilfred 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, Wilfred will educate his children and invest in livestock rearing.

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

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

In this group: Beatrice, Erustus, Evans, Florence, George, Gladys, Repah, Rose, Mary, Sarah, Wanami, Wilfred

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