A loan of $850 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Lavonga Farmers Group's story

Greetings from Lavonga Farmers Group in Western Kenya! Phaustine is the facilitator of the group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Phaustine takes care of seven 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, she had an excellent maize yield, harvesting 8 bags on 1/2 an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, she was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize on 1/2 an acre of land. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Phaustine 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, Phaustine will ensure food security for her family and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Lavonga Farmers group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

In this group: Edward, Elphas, Haron, Ibrahim, Jafred, Phaustine, Lucy, Phanis, Phaustine , Shadrack
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