A loan of $1,075 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Baraka Group's story

Philip is a member of Baraka Group in Kakamega South District. He is pictured with 17 One Acre Fund farmers, 13 women and 4 men. Philip is standing on the right, with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for 0.5 acres of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation.

Philip first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2011 Long Rains season and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Philip joined One Acre Fund in order to access the best input prices and grow enough food for the family.

Philip reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about eight bags of maize per 1.5 acres, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested 15 bags per acre! He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to invest in livestock and save for the future.

For the 2013 Long Rains season, Baraka Group members will take input loans of 0.5 acres each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 8.5 acres of land.

In this group: Esther, Hellen, Philip, Selina, Rita, Sera, Rachel, Rael, Phelese, Rebecca, Fanice, Belinda, Laban, Mary, Zerika, Enos, John

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