A loan of $1,425 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Lugari Farmer B Group's story

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

Susan 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, Susan had a good maize yield, harvesting 14 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Susan 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 Susan 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, Susan will educate her children and invest in business as future savings.

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

The photograph shows Susan with her group members.

In this group: Pamela, Sarah, Mary, Susan, Monicah, Stellah, Hellen, Phones, Roselida, Florence, Clare, Howard*

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