A loan of $825 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Wekelekha Group's story

Nickson is pictured on the right with his hand raised amongst his Wekelekha Group members. The 13 of them, 6 women and 7 men, are farmers in Bungoma South District. Nickson will receive farming inputs on credit, consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ an acre of maize, millet, and sorghum. The 2013 Long Rains season will be Nickson’s first with One Acre Fund. He joined this year in order to access the best input prices and to grow enough food for the family. He also wanted to learn from One Acre Fund's agricultural trainings.

Last year, Nickson harvested 4 bags of maize on 1 acre of land. He is excited to improve his harvest as a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and to invest in a cow. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit, for a group total of 6.5 acres' worth of inputs.

In this group: Nickson, Caroline, Felistus, Franco, Getrude, Godfrey, Jane, Luka, Hillary, Phaustine, Patrick, Rose, Roseline

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