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

Sabasaba Group's story

James is a member of Sabasaba Group from Kakamega South District. He is pictured with 14 One Acre Fund farmers: ten women and four men. James is standing on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for a ½ acre of maize, millet and sorghum cultivation. James 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. James joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and to grow enough food for his family.

James reports that, before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about two bags of maize per acre but, with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested 10 bags per 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, James’ group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 7 acres of land.

In this group: James, Gladys, Beatrice, Jason, Joyce, Julia, Elkana, Jane, Margaret, Selifa, Edith, Sarah, Selipha, Juliana

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