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

Mama Safi Group's story

Beatrice takes care of eight children at home. In the recent 2011 season, she had a very good maize yield harvesting 23 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, she was only able to harvest 5 ½ bags of maize on one acre of land. She joined One Acre Fund because of One Acre Fund’s best prices and in order to ensure food security for her family and later educate them. With income from maize sales, Beatrice will educate her children, build a house and invest in livestock rearing.

Beatrice is the facilitator of the Mama Safi group. Beatrice and her group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. In 2012, the members of Mama Safi group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1 acre of land.

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

In this group: Beatrice, Elizabeth, Hellen, Metrine, Stephen
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