A loan of $1,025 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum.

Upendo Group's story

Linus is a member of Upendo Group in Kakamega South District. He is pictured as one of 16 One Acre Fund farmers, 13 women and 3 men. Linus is standing on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of maize, millet and sorghum cultivation. Linus first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2007 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Linus joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and access the best input prices.

Linus described his harvest as very good last year, but believes he can have an even better one this year. He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and perhaps invest in another business. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Linus’ group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on eight acres of land.

In this group: Linus, Caroline, Margaret, Regina, Christine, Mukhuyu, Emily, Josephine, Noel, Colleta, Elecine, Leonida, Susan, Mary, Beatrice, Caramanda

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