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

Rapha Group's story

Rapha Group is located in Kakamega South District. It is a group of 10 women led by Romona pictured on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for ½ an acre of maize, millet and sorghum cultivation. Romona first enrolled with 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. Romona joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and use increased profits to send her children to school.

Romona reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 1 bag of maize per ½ acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during the 2012 Long Rains, she harvested 4 bags per 1/2 acre. She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send her children to school and save for the future. Romona’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 acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Romona, Anjelina, Enrieta, Roselyne, Grace, Omuchenya, Beneda, Peris, Doris, Grace

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