A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum.

Wakongwe Group's story

Wakongwe is a group of 19 farmers from Kakamega South District represented by Ibrahim. The group has 17 women and 2 men. Ibrahim is on the right of the photo with his hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to him on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of maize, millet and sorghum. Ibrahim joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2011 and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Ibrahim joined One Acre Fund so that he could grow enough food for the family and use increased profits to send his children to school.

Ibrahim described his harvest as very good last year but believes he can have an even better one this year. He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and save for the future. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Ibrahim’s group will receive 9.5 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Ibrahim, Hellen, Jennifer, Mary, Shuma, Everline, Caroline, Judith, Everline, Wycliffe, Jephris, Philister, Damaris, Mary, Selifa, Josephine, Margaret, Mary, Reber

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