A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum.

Penta Farm Group's story

Gedeon is a member of the Penta Farm Group in Kakamega South District. He is pictured with 15 One Acre Fund farmers, 7 women and 8 men (the field officer is standing on the left of the photo). Gedeon is standing on the right with his hand raised.

He is asking for a loan for ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation.

Gedeon first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2012 long rains, and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 long rains season. Gedeon joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seeds and fertilizer; it makes the community come together.

Gedeon reports that before working with One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about 1.5 bags of maize per 1/4 acre, but with his One Acre Fund loan during long rains 2012, he harvested 4 bags per 1/4 acre!

He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school, and perhaps to invest in another business.

Gedeon’s group members will each receive loans for a ½ acre of production during the 2013 long rains season. In total, they will receive loans for 7.5 acres of maize, millet, and sorghum.

In this group: Jane*, Judith*, Samson*, Paul, Saul, Gedeon, Gladys, Harrison, Joshua, Obadia, Rael, Selina, Tobias, Torokasi, Vihenda
*not pictured

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