A loan of $625 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Sheywe Farmers Group's story

Greetings from Sheywe Farmers Group in Western Kenya! Peter is the facilitator of the group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Peter takes care of seven children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, he had a good maize yield harvesting nine bags on 1/2 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Peter was only able to harvest two bags of maize on 1/2 acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Peter 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, Peter will ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Sheywe Farmers group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize. He is pictured with his group members in the photograph.

In this group: Elijah, Ezekiel, Jotham, Juma, Melepa, Peter, Stephen, Wamutso

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