A loan of $825 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Ushindi Group's story

Livingstone is pictured on the right with his hand raised amongst his Ushindi Group members. The 13 of them, 10 women and 3 men, are farmers in Kakamega South District. Farming inputs will be delivered to him on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of maize, millet and sorghum. Livingstone joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Livingstone joined One Acre Fund so that he could access the best input prices and grow enough food for the family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Livingstone was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, he was able to harvest 5 bags per ½ acre. He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and save for the future. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Livingstone’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 6.5 acres of land.

In this group: Livingstone, Violet, Doris, Susan, Hellen, Florence, Martha, Milka, Isaac, Gladys, D.o, Ezna, Levinora

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Lenders and lending teams

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