A loan of $700 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Mutekesi Group's story

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

Getrude takes care of three 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, Getrude had a very good maize yield, harvesting 22 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Getrude was only able to harvest 6 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 Getrude 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, Getrude will educate her children and repay the loan.

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

The picture shows Getrude and her group with the field officer far right.

In this group: Antony, Emanuel, Esther, Bridgid, Getrude, Mary, Clare

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