A loan of $1,075 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Manda Muungano Group's story

Samuel is the facilitator of the Manda Muungano group. Samuel and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Samuel takes care of five children at home. He joined One Acre Fund to access One Acre Fund’s best prices, to ensure food security for his family and later educate them. In the recent 2011 season, Samuel had a good maize yield harvesting 12 bags on ½ acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Samuel was only able to harvest three bags of maize on ½ acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Samuel 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, Samuel will educate his children, build a house and invest in livestock rearing.

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

In this group: Jane, Rebecca, Samuel, Stephen, Alice, Dishon, Haron, Lilian , Loice, Margret, Nancy
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