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A loan of $775 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Bulondo B Group's story

Francis is a member of Bulondo B Group in Bungoma South District. He is pictured with 12 One Acre Fund farmers: 11 women and 1 man. Francis is standing on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for ½ an acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Francis first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2011 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Francis joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for his family and use increased profits to send his children to school.

Francis reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about four bags of maize per acre, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested seven bags per 1/2 acre. He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and save for the future. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Francis’s group members will take input loans of ½ an acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on six acres of land.

In this group: Francis, Alice, Beatrice, Conjesta, Gladys, Jeska, Gladys, Roseline, Ruth, Agnes, Agneta, Mary

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