A loan of $700 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Furaha Shg Group's story

Mary is the facilitator of the Furaha SHG group. Mary 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 Mary 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 access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Mary had an excellent maize yield harvesting 12 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Mary was only able to harvest two bags of maize on one acre of land.

With income from her maize sales, Mary will educate her children and save for the future.

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

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

In this group: Agnes, Marystella, Lidya, Lydia, Margaret, Mary, Phoebe, Sebenzia, Truphena
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