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

Kongoni Youth Group's story

Titus is a member of the Kongoni Youth Group in Bungoma South District. He is pictured with 10 One Acre Fund farmers - 4 women and 6 men. Titus is standing on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for half an acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Titus first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2010 long rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 long rains season. Titus joined One Acre Fund in order to get the best training in agriculture and grow enough food for his family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Titus was only able to harvest 5 bags of maize per half acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the 2012 long rains, he was able to harvest 13 bags per half acre. He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school, repair his home, and invest in cows. For the 2013 long rains season, Titus’ 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: Titus, Sarah, Leonard, Anderson, Jackson, Mary, Pamela, Protus, Titus, Rose

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