A loan of $1,125 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Maasai Dip A Group's story

Greetings from Maasai Dip A Group in Western Kenya! Jackton is the facilitator of the Maasai Dip A group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Jackton takes care of three children at home. He joined One Acre Fund to access One Acre Fund's best prices offered and to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds to ensure quality farm produce. In the recent 2011 season, Jackton had a very good maize yield harvesting 18 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, he was only able to harvest one bag of maize on one acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Jackton 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 his maize sales, Jackton will educate his children, ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing.

In 2012, the members of Maasai Dip A group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

In this group: Alice, Annah, Benina, Benson, Debora, Eunice, Gideon, Jackton, Mark

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