A loan of $1,150 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Opendo Group's story

Leonora is pictured on the right with her hand raised amongst her Opendo Group members. The 18 of them, 15 women and 3 men, 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. Leonora first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2010 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Leonora joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family and use increased profits to send her children to school.

Leonora 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 invest in cows and save for the future. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Leonora’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 9 acres of land.

In this group: Leonora, Rosebella, Peter, Leonita, Flantina, Rose, Susi, David, Beatrice, Deborah, Eglen, Elizabeth, Irene, Mary, Ordah, Patrick, Phoebe, Sera

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