A loan of $975 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Njete Farmers Group's story

James is the facilitator of the Njete Farmers group. James and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

James takes care of three 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, James had a good maize yield harvesting 9 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, James was only able to harvest 3 ½ bags of maize on ½ acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to James 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, James will educate his children and invest in livestock rearing.

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

In this group: Beatrice, Esther, James, Lydia, Joyce, Joyce*, Margaret, Marrgaret, Melap*, Zipporah
*not pictured

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