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


Wetinyia Group's story

Wetinyia is a group of 11 farmers in Kakamega South District represented by Margaret. The group has 9 women and 2 men. Margaret is on the right of the photo with her hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of maize, millet and sorghum. Margaret joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2010, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Margaret joined One Acre Fund so that she could grow enough food for the family and use increased profits to send her children to school.

Margaret described her harvest as very good last year, but believes she can have an even better one this year. She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send her children to school and repair her home. Margaret’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive inputs for 5.5 acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Margaret, Adda, Sophia, Rose, Henry, Petronilla, Julius, Gladys, Ketrota, Monica, Rosemary



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