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

Mlombole Group's story

Mlombole is a group of ten farmers from Kakamega South District represented by Marble. The group has eight women and two men. Marble is on the right of the photo with her hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of maize, millet and sorghum. Marble 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. Marble joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and to use increased profits to send her children to school.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Marble was only able to harvest three bags of maize per ½ acre but, after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest 7.5 bags per ½ acre. She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send her children to school and to invest in livestock.

During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Marble’s group will receive five acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Marble, Jared, Adriano, Anjeline, Bibianah, Roseline, Christine, Damaris, Frankline, Jane

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