A loan of $725 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize and sorghum.

Muungano Group's story

Muungano Group is a group of 17 farmers in Lugari District, represented by Hellen. The group has 12 women and 5 men. Hellen is on the right of the photo with her hand raised.

Farming inputs will be delivered to Hellen on credit, consisting of the necessary materials to plant 0.5 acres of maize and sorghum. Hellen 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 seed and fertilizer and because One Acre Fund has the best planting methods.

Hellen described her harvest last year as good, but hopes she can have an even better one as a One Acre Fund farmer. She plans to spend the money that she earns from her next harvest on sending her children to school and perhaps investing in another business.

During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive 0.5 acres of agricultural inputs, on credit. In total, Muungano Group will receive 8.5 acres worth of inputs on credit.

Gladys and Edith, two of the farmers of Muungano Group, chose to drop out of the program after the Kiva photo was taken. They are still pictured above.

In this group: Hellen, Norah, Catherine, Naomi, Zainabu, Joyce, Victoria, Dorice, Marthin, Gilbert, Augustine, Hellen, Norah, Jane, Margret, Wanjala, Francis

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