A loan of $900 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Yetana Group's story

Emily is pictured on the right with her hand raised amongst her Yetana Group members. The 14 of them, 10 women and 4 men, are farmers in Bungoma South District. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ an acre of maize, millet and sorghum.

Emily first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2010 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Emily joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family and use increased profits to send her children to school.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Emily was only able to harvest 4 bags of maize per ½ acre, but during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest 6 bags per ½ an acre. She plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school and repair her home. Emily’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ an acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive inputs for 7 acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Emily, Hellen, Agnes, David, Evans, Herbert, Elizabeth, Jane, Rose, Metrine, Patrick, Peritah, Rose, Teresa

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