A loan of $2,600 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.


Shikuye B Group's story

Shikuye B is a group of 41 farmers in Kakamega South District. The group has 30 women and 11 men and is represented by Alphonce. Alphonce is on the right of the photo with his hand raised. His credit will cover the necessary farming inputs (seed and fertilizer) to plant a half acre of maize, millet, and sorghum. Alphonce joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2007, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Alphonce joined One Acre Fund so that he could gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and use increased profits to send his children to school. Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Alphonce was only able to harvest five bags of maize per 3/4 acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, he was able to harvest eight bags per half acre! He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and to repair his home. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Alphonce’s group members will take loans toward inputs for half acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 20.5 acres of land.

In this group: Abdallah, Alphonsus, Cyrilla, Angelina, Anthonina, Cathrine, Consolata, Ezekiel, Orsula, Patrick, Solomon, Peter, Cecilia, Laurent, Sevensia, Tecla, Topister, Zibeta, Alphonce, Anjela, Joice, Everlyne, Gladys, Grace, Mary, Rose, Rosemary, Ziporah, Andrew, Beatrice, Gaitano, Jesca, Mable, Margret, Pomela, Farida, Dimina, Florence, Margret, Oliver, Regina
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