A loan of $950 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Amua Shg Group's story

Gladys is the facilitator of the Amua SHG group. Gladys 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 Gladys 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. Gladys joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Gladys had a very good maize yield, harvesting 16 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Gladys was only able to harvest 8 bags of maize on 1 acre of land. With income from maize sales, Gladys will invest in livestock rearing and hence save for the future. In 2012, the members of Amua SHG group will each plant maize plots of between ½ and 1 acre of land. The photograph shows Gladys with her group members, and the person standing on the far left is the field officer.

In this group: Annah, David, Dinah, Gladys, Jane, Mary, Petronillah, Rose, Susan, Emily, Zakaria
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