A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of 1/2 acre of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Sang'alo I Group's story

Sang'alo I is a group of 11 farmers in Bungoma South District, represented by Christine. The group has 8 women and 3 men. Christine is on the right of the photo with her hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of maize, millet and sorghum. Christine 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. Christine joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family and benefit from the group work and agricultural trainings offered by One Acre Fund.

Christine reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 2 bags of maize per 1 1/4 acres, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during the Long Rains of 2012, she harvested 9 bags per 1/2 acre! Christine described her harvest as very good last year, but believes she can have an even better one this year. She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and save for the future. Christine’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive inputs for 5.5 acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Christine, Beatrice, Emily, Joseph, Caro, Christopher, Eunice, Livar, Patrick, Phaustine, Priscilla

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