A loan of $1,025 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Baraka Group's story

Mika is a member of the Baraka Group, which has 16 farmers in total and is located in Kakamega South District, Kenya. Mika is pictured on the right with his hand raised. He will receive input loans capable of planting a half of an acre with sorghum, millet, and maize. Mika first enrolled with the 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. Mika joined to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for the family.

Mika reports that he grew about a bag of maize per acre in past seasons, but with his One Acre Fund input loan last year, he harvested 13 bags per 1 ½ acre. He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and to repair his home. For this coming season, each group member will receive a half of an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Mika’s group will receive eight acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Mika, Dorrice, Esther, Petronilla, Rodgers, Dorrice, Lucia, Philister, Brenda, Beatrice, Damary, Jesca, Joice, Margaret, Selpha, Herbert

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