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

Twende Kazi Group's story

Festus is pictured on the right, with his hand raised, amongst the members of Twende Kazi Group. The 10 of them, 6 women and 4 men, are farmers in Kakamega South District. Farming inputs will be delivered to Festus and the others on credit. The inputs consist of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum. Festus first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2009 Long Rains, and he is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Festus joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer, and to use the increased profits to send his children to school.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Festus was able to harvest only two bags of maize per acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2009, he was able to harvest five bags per ½ acre! He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and to save for the future. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each member of Twende Kazi Group will receive ½ an acre worth of agricultural inputs, on credit. In total, these ten farmers will receive five acres' worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Depla, Mary, Tressa, Genever, Willyfrida, George, Gaitano, Mercelina, Vincent, Festus

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