A loan of $950 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Javo Welfare Group's story

Maina is the facilitator of the Javo Welfare group. Maina and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Maina takes care of eight children at home. He joined One Acre Fund due to One Acre Fund’s best prices and in order to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Maina had a very good maize yield, harvesting 18 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Maina was only able to harvest 9 bags of maize on ½ acres of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Maina 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, Maina will educate his children.

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

In this group: Agnes, Beatrice, Carolyn, Edward, Lusiana, Joseph, Lishindu*, Maina, Masitsa, Priscila, Wyclif
*not pictured

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