A loan of $550 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Furaha B Group's story

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

Francis joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough to feed the family and have additional maize profits to educate them. In the recent 2011 season, Francis had a good maize yield harvesting 16 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Francis was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Francis 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, Francis will educate his children, ensure food security and invest in business.

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

Francis is pictured with his group members in the photograph.

In this group: Agnes, Dickson, Ester, Francis, Lowis, Rosemary, Susan

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