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

Wakulima Group's story

Josephine is the leader of the Wakulima Group. She is pictured on the right with her hand raised among her fellow group members. The group consists of 10 women, all of whom are farmers in Bungoma South District.

Farming inputs will be delivered to Josephine on credit, consisting of the necessary materials to plant half an acre of maize, millet, and sorghum. Josephine joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. She joined One Acre Fund so that she could gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for her family.

Josephine reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about seven bags of maize per half acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested 12 bags per half acre. She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and to save for the future. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Josephine’s group members will take input loans of half an acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on five acres of land.

(Roselyne, a member of Wakulima 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: Rose, Everlyne, Jacklyne, Margaret, Josephine, Mary , Bridgit, Irene, Phylis, Wilfrida

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