A loan of $575 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum.

Shisese Group's story

Violet’s group has 10 farmers and is located in the Kakamega south district. Violet is pictured on the right of Shisese Group with her hand raised. Violet is pictured amongst the 2 men and 8 women of her group. She will receive input loans capable of planting ½ an acre with sorghum, millet, and maize. Violet 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. Violet joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family and because it is time to planting.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Violet was only able to harvest 5 bags of maize per ½ acre, but after joining the One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest 14 bags per ½ acre! She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and use any surplus to repay her loan. Violet’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive inputs for 5 acres of maize and sorghum.

Gabriel chose to drop from Shisese Group after the Kiva photo was taken. He is still pictured above.

In this group: Susan, Alfred, Grecentia, Martina, Alice, Alphonce, Judith, Violet, Olipher

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