A loan of $500 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Umoja Group's story

Agnettah is the facilitator of the Umoja group. Agnettah and her group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Agnettah 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.

She joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough to ensure food security for her family and the community and to have additional maize profits to educate her children. In the recent 2011 season, Agnettah had an excellent maize yield harvesting 16 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Agnettah was only able to harvest eight bags of maize on one acre of land. With income from maize sales, Agnettah will save for the future and educate her children.

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

The photograph shows Agnettah with her group members and the field officer who is standing on the far left.

In this group: Agnettah, Jane, George, Martin, Rose, Margaret, Alice

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