A loan of $900 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Natundwe Group's story

Natundwe is a group of 14 farmers, 10 women and 4 men, in Bungoma South District represented by Charles, on the right of the photo with his hand raised. He will receive farming inputs on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ an acre of maize, millet and sorghum. Charles joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2011, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Charles joined One Acre Fund so that he could benefit from new farming techniques and grow enough food for the family.

Charles reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about 6 bags of maize per ½ acre, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested 14 bags per 1/2 acre. He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and to save for the future. Charles’ group members will each receive input loans of ½ an acre during the 2013 Long Rains season, for a group total of 7 acres of maize and sorghum. The field officer is standing on the far left of the photo in a yellow T-shirt.

In this group: Charles, Glady, Jackline, Metrine, Joash, Pius, Truphosa, Jane, Josephine, Judith, Phanice, Rose, Concepta, Patrick

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