A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Clavinga Group's story

Donald is a member of Clavinga Group in Kakamega South District. He is pictured with 11 One Acre Fund farmers, 8 women and 3 men. Donald is standing on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for ½ an acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Donald 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. Donald joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and use increased profits to send his children to school.

Donald reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about 1/2 a bag of maize per ½ acre, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested 8 bags per 1/2 acre. He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to buy a piece of land and perhaps invest in another business. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Donald’s group members will take input loans of ½ an acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 5.5 acres of land.

In this group: Donald, Margaret, Jesca, Nebert, Elima, Florence, Florence, Gladys, Hesborn, Melab, Rosemary

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