A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Upendo Group's story

Upendo Group is located in Bungoma South District. It is a group of seven women and four men, led by Scolastica, who is pictured on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of maize, millet and sorghum cultivation. Scolastica first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2008 Long Rains, and now she is preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Scolastica joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer, and to get the best input prices.

Scolastica described her last year's harvest as good, but she believes she can have an even better one this year. She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school, and to save for the future. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Scolastica’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 5.5 acres of land.

In this group: Scolastica, Emmanuel, Emily, Elizabeth, Collins, Susan, Getrude, Annah, Remmy, Gladys, Edwin

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