A loan of $1,275 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Ushindi Group's story

Bornice is the farmer pictured on the right of the photo with her hand raised. She is one of the twenty farmers in the Ushindi Group, one man and nineteen women. Bornice will recive a loan of the required inputs to plant half an acre with sorghum, millet and maize. She first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2012 Long Rains, and she is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Bornice joined One Acre Fund to grow enough food for her family.

Bornice described her harvest as very good last year, but believes she can have an even better one this year. She plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school, and invest in cows. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive half an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Bornice’s group will therefore receive ten acres worth of inputs on credit in total.

In this group: Bornice, Leonida, Petronilla, Christine, Miriam, Solome, Beatrice, Alphonse, Josephine, Elizabeth, Esther, Annet, Veneranda, Everline, Jane, Christine, Beatrice, Sichina, Roselida, Lydia

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