A loan of $1,025 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum.


Chugi Group's story

Chugi Group is located in Kakamega South District. It is a group of nine women and seven men led by Estone, who is pictured on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Estone is a new One Acre Fund farmer and is excited for the 2013 Long Rains season. He joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seeds and fertilizer and increase his yield.

Estone described his harvest last year as good, but hopes he can have an even better one as a One Acre Fund farmer. He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and repair his home. Estone’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive inputs for eight acres of maize, millet and sorghum.

In this group: Joshua, Eston, Keiza, Denny, Esnas, Hudson, Wanondi, Manoah, Henry, Margaret, Adija, Beatrice, Jane, Julia, Josphat, Rueben
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