A loan of $500 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Musalaba F.a Group's story

Greetings from Musalaba F. A. Group in Western Kenya! Philisters takes care of six children at home. 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, she had a good maize yield harvesting 9 bags on 1/2 an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, she was only able to harvest 4 bags of maize on 1/2 an acre of land. With income from maize sales, Philisters will educate her children, ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing. Philisters is the facilitator of the Musalaba F. A. group. She is pictured with her group members. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. In 2012, the members of Musalaba F.A. group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Philisters 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.

In this group: Absolom, Jackline, Joyce, Philisters, Selfa, Titus, Toni
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