A loan of $775 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Shienyu Ni Shienyu Group's story

Monica is pictured on the right with her hand raised among her Shienyu ni Shienyu Group members. The twelve members, nine women and three men, are farmers in Kakamega South District. Farming inputs consisting of the materials necessary to plant half an acre of maize, millet, and sorghum will be delivered to her on credit. Monica joined One Acre Fund during the "long rains" season of 2010 and is now enrolling for the 2013 "long rains" season. Monica joined One Acre Fund so that she could gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and access the best input prices.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Monica was only able to harvest two bags of maize per half acre, but after joining One Acre Fund, she was able to harvest eight bags per half acre during the "long rains" of 2012. She plans to use her profits from the harvest to send her children to school and save for the future. For the 2013 "long rains" season, Monica’s group members will each take part of the loan to plant on half an acre of land. In total, this group will receive a loan for enough inputs to use on six acres of land.

In this group: Monica, Juliana, Joseph, Beatrice, Lona, Joseph, Simon, Violet, Agnetta, Mary, Milia, Rivah

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