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

Emasafu Group's story

Catherine’s group has ten farmers and is located in Kakamega South District. Catherine is pictured on the right of the Emasafu Group with her hand raised. Catherine is pictured amongst the five men and five women of her group. She will receive input loans allowing her to plant ½ an acre with sorghum, millet, and maize. Catherine joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2011, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Catherine joined One Acre Fund so that she could gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for the family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Catherine was only able to harvest one bag of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2011, she was able to harvest eight bags per ½ 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, Catherine’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on five acres of land.

In this group: Thomas, Catherine, Emily, John, Rebbeca, George, Mary, Benson, Harrison, Mary

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