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

Uaminifu A Group's story

Uaminifu A is a group of 10 farmers (9 women and 1 man) in Bungoma South District. Doreen is at the back right of the photo with her hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ an acre of maize, millet and sorghum. Doreen first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2011 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Doreen joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and to grow enough food for the family.

Doreen reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 3 bags of maize per ½ acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested 7 bags per ½ acre. She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to repair her home and perhaps to invest in another business. Doreen’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season, for a total of 5 acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Doreen, Alice, Elizabeth, Mary, Reuben, Wilfridah, Celesensa, Rose, Judith, Roseline

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