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


Mwangaza Group's story

Herman is a member of Mwangaza Group in Kakamega District. He is pictured with ten One Acre Fund farmers – seven women and three men. Herman is standing on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for a ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Herman 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. Herman joined One Acre Fund in order to access the best input prices and gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer.

Herman described his harvest as good last year as a One Acre Fund farmer and hopes for another good year in the 2013 Long Rains season. He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and repair his home. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Herman’s group members will take input loans of a ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on five acres of land.

In this group: Herman, Violet, Roselyn, James, Benedict, Christine, Dorothy, Difina, Mepo, Marciana



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