A loan of $1,200 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Shamwenya Group's story

Margaret is the facilitator of the Shamwenya group. Margaret 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 Margaret 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.

Margaret joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Margaret had a very good maize yield, harvesting 20 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Margaret was only able to harvest 10 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Margaret will educate her children and pay debts and other bills.

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

The photograph shows Margaret with her group members.

In this group: Agnes, Catherine, Daniel*, Ebby, Isaiah*, Joan, Joyce, Margaret, Maly, Olipher, Raphael, Ronald

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