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

Twende Mbele A Group's story

Elizabeth’s group has 14 farmers and is located in the Bungoma South District. Elizabeth is pictured on the right with her hand raised. She will receive input loans capable of planting ½ an acre with sorghum, millet, and maize. Elizabeth first enrolled with the One Acre Fund during the 2011 “long rains” season and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 season. Elizabeth joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and to grow enough food for the family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Elizabeth was only able to harvest 10 bags of maize per 2 acres. But after joining One Acre Fund during the long rains of 2012, she was able to harvest 10 bags per ½ acre. She plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school and to buy clothing for herself and the family. During the 2013 long rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Elizabeth’s group will receive 7 acres worth of inputs on credit.

The field officer is standing on the left of the photo in a yellow T-shirt.

In this group: Elizabeth, Maryconsolata, Redemter, Fred, Wilfred, Beatrice, Benedetta, Dinah, Everline, Everline, Jane, Joyce, Margaret, Rosemary

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