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

Tumaini Group's story

Everline is pictured on the right with her hand raised amongst her Tumaini Group members. The 10 of them, 9 women and 1 man, are farmers in Kakamega South District. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum. Everline joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2011, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Everline joined One Acre Fund so that she could grow enough food for the family and use her increased profits to send her children to school.

Everline described her harvest as very good last year, but believes she can have an even better one this year. She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and perhaps invest in another business. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Everline’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: Everline, Martin, Colleta, Habil, Agnes, Alphonze, Everline, Jemima, Lusavia, Felistas

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