Total loan: $650

Shiseso Sokoni Group

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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.

Shiseso Sokoni Group's story

Peter’s group has ten farmers and is located in the Kakamega South District of Kenya. Peter is pictured on the far right of the Shiseso Sokoni Group wearing a white shirt. He is pictured among the six men and four women of his group. Peter will receive loans for farm inputs capable of planting half an acre with sorghum, millet, and maize. Peter first enrolled with the One Acre Fund during the 2009 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Peter joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and the best input prices. Peter reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about 2.5 bags of maize per acre, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested 24 bags per acre! He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and save for the future. Peter’s group members will each receive input loans for half an acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive inputs for five acres of maize and sorghum. The field officer is standing on the left of the photo.