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

Okendakala Group's story

Wilbroda is pictured on the right with her hand raised amongst her Okendakala Group members. The 14 of them, 13 women and 1 man, are farmers in the Busia District. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit, consisting of the necessary materials to plant a ½ acre of maize and sorghum. Wilbroda is a new One Acre Fund farmer and is excited for the 2013 Long Rains season. She joined the One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seeds and fertilizers, access the best input prices and once assured of reliable input delivery, to grow enough food for her family and to use increased profits to send her children to school.

Wilbroda 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, repairing her home, buying livestock and perhaps investing in another business. Wilfrida’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive inputs for 7 acres of maize and sorghum.

Lilian dropped from the program after the photo was taken. She is still pictured above.

In this group: Wilbroda, Jane, Floice, Judith, Jane, Beatrice, Annah, Partric, Leonora, Nancy, Praxidis, Beatrice, Gladys

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