A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.


Ushindi Group's story

Ushindi Group is located in Kakamega South District. It is a group of 10 women and 5 men led by Arthur pictured on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Arthur 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. Arthur joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family and use the increased profits to send his children to school.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Arthur was only able to harvest 2 bags of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the 2012 Long Rains, he was able to harvest 6 bags per ½ acre. He plans on using future profits from the harvest to send his children to school and perhaps invest in another business. Arthur’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive inputs for 7.5 acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Authur, John, Pamela, Florence, Rose, Buyekana, Everline, Sara, Margaret, Samuel, Ruth, Jairo, James, Alice, Eunice



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