A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize and sorghum.


Unga-Unga Group's story

Phelistas is a member of Unga-unga Group in Lugari District. She is pictured with ten One Acre Fund farmers, eight women and two men. Phelistas is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of maize and sorghum cultivation. Phelistas is a new One Acre Fund farmer and is excited for the 2013 Long Rains season. She joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seeds and fertilizer and to grow enough food for the family. Last year, Phelistas harvested ten bags of maize on two acres of land. She is excited to improve her harvest as a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. She plans to spend the money that she earns from her next harvest on sending her children to school, buying livestock and perhaps investing in another business. Phelistus’ group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive inputs for five acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Phelistas, Rita , Emili, Evaline, Maximila, Margaret, Ruth, Brian, Joice, Patrick
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