A loan of $1,100 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Mwichinga B Group's story

Benjamin is the facilitator of the Mwichinga B group. Benjamin and his 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 Benjamin 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.

Benjamin takes care of eight children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Benjamin had a very good maize yield harvesting 16 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Benjamin was only able to harvest three bags of maize on one acre of land.

With income from his maize sales, Benjamin will educate his children and save for future use.

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

The photograph shows Benjamin with his group members.

In this group: Beatrice, Benjamin, Dorcas, Enock, Evarline, Gladys, Joseph, Lydia, Margaret*, Moses, Moses, Trufosa*
*not pictured

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