A loan of $800 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Wekhonya Group's story

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

Deborah takes care of 10 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, Deborah had a good maize yield harvesting 18 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Deborah was only able to harvest two bags of maize on one acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Deborah 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, Deborah will educate her children and save for the future.

In 2012, the members of Wekhonya Group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

In this group: Margaret, Hellen, Emily, Jane, Kwani*, Deborah, Margaret, Mary, Rose, Zacharia*
*not pictured

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