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

Sinoko Group's story

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

Elizabeth takes care of one child 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, Elizabeth had a poor maize yield harvesting 10 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Elizabeth was only able to harvest two bags of maize on one acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Elizabeth 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.

With income from her maize sales, Elizabeth will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing.

In 2012, the members of Sinoko group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

In this group: Elizabeth, Samuel, Rose

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