A loan of $500 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Silongeloa Group's story

Joy is the facilitator of the Silongelo A group. Joy and her 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 Joy 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.

Joy takes care of five children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough to secure food for her family and to have additional maize profits to send her children to school. In the recent 2011 season, Joy had an excellent maize yield harvesting 22 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Joy was only able to harvest eight bags of maize on one acre of land.

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

In 2012, the members of Silongelo A group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1 acre of land.

Joy is pictured with her group members. The person standing on the far left is the field officer.

In this group: Amos , Catherine, Joy , Kerry*, Margaret, Metrine, Rachael
*not pictured

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