A loan of $1,450 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Foresters Group's story

Stephen is pictured on the right with his hand raised among his Foresters Group members. The twenty-three of them, seventeen women and six men, are farmers in Kakamega South District. Farming inputs will be delivered to him on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum. Stephen first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2010 Long Rains season and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Stephen joined One Acre Fund in order to access the best input prices and gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer on time.

Stephen reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about ½ bag of maize per one acre, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested four bags per one acre! He plans on using future profits from the harvest to repair his home and send his children to school. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Stephen’s group will receive 11.5 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Stephen, Josephine, Grace, Fridah, Herman, Isaac, Charles, Agatha, Jennifer, Karol, Margaret, Miriam, Grace, Judith, Mary, Judith, Lilian, Susan, Sarah, Jesca, Wilfridah, Antonina, Erespinus
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