Total loan: $775

Upendo Group

kakamega south, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Upendo Group's story

Rose is a member of the Upendo Group in Kakamega, South District. She is pictured with 12 One Acre Fund farmers, 10 women and 2 men. Rose is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for ½ an acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Rose first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2010 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Rose joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and access the best input prices. Rose reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 4 bags of maize per acre. However, with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested 15 bags per acre. She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and to repair her home. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Rose’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 6 acres of land.