A loan of $250 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Friends Shg Group's story

Samuel takes care of two children at home. In the recent 2011 season, Samuel had an excellent maize yield harvesting 12 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Samuel was only able to harvest 4 bags of maize on ½ acres of land. He joined One Acre Fund because of One Acre Fund’s best prices and in order to ensure food security for his family. With income from maize sales, Samuel will educate his children and invest in livestock rearing.

Samuel is the facilitator of the Friends SHG group. Samuel and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. In 2012, the members of Friends SHG group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1 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.

In this group: Everline, Justus, Samuel, Susan



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