A loan of $775 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Mkulima Group's story

Evans is a member of Mkulima Group in Bungoma South District. He is pictured with 13 One Acre Fund farmers. The group is made up of 11 women and two men. Evans is standing on the right with his hand raised.

Evans will be receiving an input loan for a half acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. The 2013 Long Rains season will be Evans’s first season with One Acre Fund. He joined this year in order to grow enough food for the family and to develop better farming skills.

Evans reports that his harvest last year was poor. He is hopeful that he will have an excellent harvest as a One Acre Fund farmer. He intends to use his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season to send his children to school as well as to invest in poultry.

Evans’s group members will each receive input loans for half an acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total, they will receive inputs for six acres of maize and sorghum.

(Carolyne, a member of Mkulima Group, is pictured above. However, her husband has already appeared on Kiva and she shares her OAF membership with him. In order to prevent the double funding of a farmer, she is pictured as a member of the group, but will not receive funding from this loan.)

In this group: Evans, Catherine, Janerose, Fredrick, Gladys, Dorcas, Carolyne, Felistus, Phylis, Roselyne, Netty, Mary

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