A loan of $800 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Milele Shg Group's story

Caleb is the facilitator of the Milele SHG group. Caleb and his 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 Caleb 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.

Caleb takes care of four children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food to ensure food security for his family and because of One Acre's best prices. In the recent 2011 season, Caleb had a very good maize yield, harvesting 20 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Caleb was only able to harvest 10 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Caleb will educate his children and save for future use.

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

The photograph shows Caleb with his group members, and the person standing on the far left is the field officer.

In this group: Caleb, Wilkister, Jane, Jullian, Mary, Moses, Pamela, Catherine, Dorcas, Rose, Zipporah, Peter

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