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

Sang'alo D Group's story

The Sang'alo D Group has 10 farmers, one man and nine women, and is located in Bungoma South District. Colleta is the featured borrower, and is pictured on the right of Sang'alo D Group with her hand raised.

She is asking for a loan capable of planting a ½ acre with sorghum, millet, and maize. Colleta joined One Acre Fund during the long rains 2009, and is now enrolling in the long rains 2013 season. Colleta joined One Acre Fund so that she could gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer, and access the best prices.

Colleta reports that before the One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about two bags of maize per acre, but with her One Acre Fund loan during long rains 2012, she harvested eight bags per 1/2 acre!

Colleta described her harvest as good last year, but believes she can have an even better one this year. She plans on using future profits from the harvest to improve her living standard by being able to afford basic needs, and to buy a cow.

During the 2013 long rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Colleta’s group will receive 5 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Colleta, Carolyne, Eunice, Esther, Roselyne, Patrick, Janerose, Rosepella, Salome, Rosemary

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