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

Mutoma W G Group's story

Mary is the facilitator of the Mutoma W G group. Mary and her group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Mary 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.

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, Mary had a very good maize yield harvesting 13 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Mary was only able to harvest four bags of maize on one acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Mary will invest in livestock rearing and educate her children.

In 2012, the members of Mutoma W G group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1 acre of land.

The photograph shows Mary with her group members.

In this group: Catherine, Elizabeth, Felista, Mary, Mildred, Phylis, Resa, Rhodah, Ruth*

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