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

Obuyanzi Group's story

Obuyanzi is a group of 15 farmers in Kakamega South District represented by Dorcas. The group has 11 women and 4 men. Dorcas 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. Dorcas joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Dorcas joined One Acre Fund so that she could gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for the family.

Dorcas reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 2.5 bags of maize per acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested 12 bags per acre. She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to invest in cows and perhaps invest in another business too. Dorcas’ 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: Dorcas, Fridah, Francis, Joseph, Isaya, Esther, Mary, Rosa, Jane, Noel, Filisi, Jackline, Jane, Arthur, Jerusa

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