A loan of $1,275 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum.


Msoso A Group's story

Lydia’s group has 20 farmers and is located in Kakamega South District. Lydia is pictured on the right of Msoso A Group with her hand raised. Lydia is pictured amongst the 3 men and 17 women of her group. She will receive input loans capable of planting ½ an acre with sorghum, millet, and maize. Lydia 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. Lydia joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family and to have a better harvest.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Lydia was only able to harvest 4 bags of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest 5 bags per ½ acre! She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send her children to school and perhaps invest in another business. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Lydia’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 10 acres of land.

In this group: Jerdina, Sylvia, Elizabeth, Regina, Melab, Marytina, Jackline, Julias, Alice, Jacklyne, Lydia, Henry, Isaac, Josephene, Joyce, Mary, Phanice, Rose, Sara, Rose



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