A loan of $1,000 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Bega Kwa Bega B Group's story

David is the facilitator of the Bega kwa Bega B group. David 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 David 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.

David takes care of three children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough to secure food for his family and to have additional maize profits to send his children to school. In the recent 2011 season, David had a good maize yield, harvesting 9 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, David was only able to harvest 4 bags of maize on ½ an acre of land.

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

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

The photograph shows David with his group members.

In this group: Angelina, David, David, Eliud, Irene, Jane, Naomi, Pamela*, Wilson

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