A loan of $1,325 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.

Amani Group's story

Alice is pictured on the right with her hand raised among her Amani Group members. The 21 of them, 13 women and 8 men, are farmers in Kakamega South District. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit, consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum. Alice joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2009, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Alice joined One Acre Fund so that she could grow enough food for the family and use increased profits to send her children to school.

Alice reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 6 bags of maize per 1½ acres, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested 37 bags per 1 1/2 acres! she plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school and buy a cow. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Alice’s group will receive 10 1/2 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Alice, Mary, Melab, Andreya, Pius, Charles, Maitano, Violet, Rita, Gertina, Marclosse, Florance, Hellen, Gerald , Julius, Musa, Teresia, Elithabetha, Joseph, Julieta, Mary

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