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A loan of $900 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Amka Twende Group's story

Eliseba’s group has 14 farmers and is located in Kakamega South District. Eliseba is pictured on the right of Amka Twende Group with her hand raised. Eliseba is pictured amongst the 2 men and 12 women of her group. She will receive input loans capable of planting ½ an acre with sorghum, millet and maize. Eliseba 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. Eliseba joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family and use increased profits to send her children to school.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Eliseba was only able to harvest 1 bag of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest 9 bags per ½ acre. She plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school and save for the future. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Eliseba’s group will receive 7 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Eliseba, Linet, Race, Agnes, Mary, Christine, Anderea, Solomon, Orita, Roseline, Janet, Ziporah, Dorcas, Judith

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