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

Tushirikiane B Group's story

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

Daina takes care of five 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, Daina had a very good maize yield harvesting 16 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Daina was only able to harvest 5 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 Daina 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, Daina will educate her children, ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Tushirikiane B group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

In this group: Benson, Belina, Barison, Daina, Reba, Veronicah, Sakaya

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