A loan of $650 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.


Ebutuku Group's story

Irene’s group has 10 farmers and is located in Kakamega South District. Irene is pictured on the right, amongst 10 women of her group, Ebutuku Group, with her hand raised. She will receive input loans capable of planting ½ an acre with sorghum, millet, and maize. Irene first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2010 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Irene joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for the family.

Irene reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 2 bags of maize per acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested 9 bags per acre. She plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school and save to buy another piece of land. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Irene’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 5 acres of land.

In this group: Irene, Rosemary, Ruth, Loice, Rosemary, Susan, Mable, Everline, Joyce, Florence
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