A loan of $675 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Kilimo Bora B Group's story

Joseph is the facilitator of the Kilimo Bora B group. Joseph and his 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 Joseph 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.

Joseph takes care of seven children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and grow enough food to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Joseph had an excellent maize yield harvesting 17 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Joseph was only able to harvest 12 bags of maize on one acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Joseph will save for the future and educate his children.

In 2012, the members of Kilimo Bora B group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1 acre of land.

In the photograph, Joseph is pictured with his group members and the field officer is standing on the far left.

In this group: Charles, Mildred, Nancy, Rose, Joseph, Peter, Samwel, Seth

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