A loan of $450 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Mafanikio Group's story

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

Nancy takes care of five 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, Nancy had an excellent maize yield harvesting eight bags on 1/2 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Nancy was only able to harvest 1 1/2 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 Nancy 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, Nancy will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing.

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

In this group: Chilson, Judith, Violet, Margaret, Nancy, Naomi

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details