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

Faulu Group's story

Norisis is pictured on the right with his hand raised amongst his Faulu Group members. The 10 of them, 6 women and 4 men, are farmers in Bungoma South District. Farming inputs will be delivered to him on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ an acre of maize, millet, and sorghum. Norisis 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. Norisis joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family, access the best input prices, and have inputs delivered prior to planting time.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Norisis was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize per 1 acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2011, he was able to harvest 5 bags per ½ acre. He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and invest in a cow. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Norisis’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 5 acres of land.

In this group: Norisis, Calistus, Jane, Leonita, Vincent, Asborn, Catherine, Lilian, Roseline, Susan

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details