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

Embako Group's story

Monica is pictured on the right with her hand raised amongst her fellow members of the Embako Group. The 10 of them, including five women and five men, are farmers in the district of Bungoma South. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant half an acre of maize, millet and sorghum. Monica joined One Acre Fund during the 2012 Long Rains season. She is now enrolling in the 2013 Long Rains season. Monica joined One Acre Fund so that she could grow enough food for the family and use the increased profits to send her children to school.

Monica describes her harvest as good last year, but she believes she can have an even better one this year. She plans on using the future profits from the harvest to send her children to school, repair her home, save for the future and invest in livestock (cows).

For the 2013 Long Rains season, Monica’s group members will take input loans of half an acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 5 acres of land.

In this group: Monica, Agustine, Charles, Elizabeth, Mary, Evans, Pius, Gilbert, Mary, Ruth

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

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