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

Umoja Group's story

Janerose is the facilitator of the Umoja group. Janerose 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 Janerose 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.

Janerose takes care of four 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. With income from maize sales, Janerose will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing as savings for future use.

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

The photograph shows Janerose with her group members and the person on the far left is the field officer.

In this group: Caro, Gladys, Godfrey, Janerose, Kennedy, Nenice, Rosemary*
*not pictured

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