A loan of $675 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Tumaini Shg Group's story

Patrick is the facilitator of the Tumaini SHG group. Patrick and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Patrick takes care of seven children at home. He joined One Acre Fund due to One Acre Fund’s best prices and in order to ensure food security for his family and later educate them. In the recent 2011 season, he had a good maize yield, harvesting 15 bags on 3/4 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, he was only able to harvest 7 bags of maize on 3/4 acres of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Patrick and his 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, Patrick will educate his children, build a house and invest in livestock rearing.

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

In this group: Susan, Benard, Edward, Erickson, Linet, Newton, Patrick, Phanice
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