A loan of $575 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Amani Shg Group's story

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

Ezekiel takes care of six children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Ezekiel had an excellent maize yield harvesting 16 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Ezekiel was only able to harvest 6 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 Ezekiel 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, Ezekiel will educate his children and expand his farmland.

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

The photograph shows Ezekiel with his group members and the field officer is standing on the far left.

In this group: Benard , Ezekiel , Ezekiel , Francis, Mary, John, Jones, Teresa

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