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

Buloosi Group's story

Buloosi is a group of 10 farmers in Bungoma South District, and it is represented by Batista. The group has seven women and three men. Batista is on the 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. The 2013 Long Rains season will be Batista’s first season with One Acre Fund. She joined this year in order to access the best input prices and grow enough food for the family.

Last year, Batista harvested three bags of maize on one acre of land. She is excited to improve her harvest as a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and perhaps invest in another business. Batista’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 five acres of maize, millet and sorghum.

In this group: Batista, Ephamia, Florence, Gerald, Margaret, Mary , Titus, Esther, Juliana, Mark

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