A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Ikumu Mwangaza Group's story

Ikumu Mwangaza Group is located in Kakamega South District. It is a group of nine women and six men led by Wenslaus pictured on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Wenslaus first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2011 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Wenslaus joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for the family.

Wenslaus described his harvest as good last year, but he believes he can have an even better one this year. He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and save for the future. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Wenslaus’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 7½ acres of land.

In this group: Wenslaus, Sarah, Maxwell, Eddy, John, Timoth, Judith, Judith, Mildred, Joseph, Elemina, Ruth, Victoria, Margret, Shadrack

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