A loan of $925 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Cheta B Shg Group's story

Abraham is the facilitator of the Cheta B SHG group. Abraham 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 Abraham 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.

Abraham takes care of two children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food to ensure food security for his family and to access One Acre's best prices. In the recent 2011 season, Abraham had a very good maize yield harvesting 14 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Abraham was only able to harvest six bags of maize on one acre of land.

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

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

The photograph shows Abraham with his group members and the field officer (who is standing on the far left).

In this group: Abraham , Grace, Everlyne, Grace, Janet, Everlyne, Rebecca, Selina, Wiliam*
*not pictured

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