A loan of $550 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize and sorghum.

Songa Mbele Group's story

Eunice is a member of Songa Mbele Group in Lugari District. She is pictured with 13 One Acre Fund farmers, 7 women and 6 men. Eunice is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving a loan for farm inputs that will help her to cultivate ½ an acre of maize and sorghum. The 2013 Long Rains season will be Eunice’s first season with One Acre Fund. She joined this year in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and the group labor farming model.

Eunice described her harvest last year as poor. She hopes as a One Acre Fund farmer she is able to join the ranks of One Acre Fund farmers that have doubled their harvest in their first year of the program. She plans to spend the money that she earns from her next harvest on sending her children to school, repairing her home, buying livestock and perhaps investing in another business. She would also like to increase her acreage in the coming years. Eunice’s group members will each receive loans for farm inputs of ½ an acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive inputs for 6.5 acres of maize and sorghum.

The field officer is pictured on the left of the photo in the yellow shirt.

In this group: Eunice, Loice, Evans, Albert, Milton, Joseph, Beatrice, James, Nancy, Caroline, Elizabeth, Timona, Emmy

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details