A loan of $650 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Mechimeru B Group's story

Julliet, pictured on the right with her hand raised, belongs to the 10-member Mechimeru B Group in Bungoma South District. She is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Julliet, a new One Acre Fund farmer, is excited for the 2013 Long Rains season. She joined One Acre Fund in order to access the best input prices and grow enough food for the family.

Julliet described her harvest last year as poor. She hopes as a One Acre Fund farmer she will be able to join the ranks of One Acre Fund farmers who have doubled their harvest in their first year of the program. She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send her children to school and invest in another business.

For the 2013 Long Rains season, Julliet’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 5 acres of land.

In this group: Emily, Catherine, Linety, Rose, Evrlyne, Julliet, Esnus, Florence, Jane, Josephine

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