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

Neema Group's story

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

Irene takes care of three 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 18 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Irene was only able to harvest 8 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

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.

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

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

The photograph shows Neema and group members and their field officer, far left.

In this group: Metrine, Douglas*, Edinah, Irene, Joseph, Elizabeth, Phanice
*not pictured

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