A loan of $625 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Masasuli Shg B Group's story

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

Neddy takes care of 10 children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Neddy had a good maize yield, harvesting 18 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Neddy was only able to harvest 2 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 Neddy 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.

With income from maize sales, Neddy will educate her children.

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

The picture shows Neddy and her group with the field officer far left.

In this group: Barasa, Eunice, Francis, Jane, Mariana, Mafunga, Neddy, Selina, Wilson*
*not pictured



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