A loan of $1,400 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Muungano Group's story

Rawson is the facilitator of the Muungano group. Rawson and his 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 Rawson 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.

Rawson takes care of five children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food to ensure food security for his family and to have additional maize profits to educate his children. In the recent 2011 season, Rawson had a very good maize yield harvesting 18 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Rawson was only able to harvest 6 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Rawson will educate his children and invest in livestock rearing as savings for future use.

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

The photograph shows Rawson with his group members.

In this group: Agnes, Batrice, Enock, Moses, John, Indeche, Alfred, Chriss, Nelson, Patrick, Rawson, Zabedayo

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