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


Chebin A W Group's story

Greetings from Chebin A W Group in Western Kenya! With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Irene 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.

Irene takes care of two 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, Irene had a very good maize yield harvesting 20 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Irene was only able to harvest 10 bags of maize on 1 acre of land. With income from maize sales, Irene will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing.

Irene is the facilitator of the Chebin A W group. The photograph shows Irene with her group members. Standing on the far left is the field officer. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. In 2012, the members of Chebin A W group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

In this group: Centrine, Christopher, Dinah, Gladys, Irene, Michael*, Norah, Sarah, Zepharlyne
*not pictured



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