A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum.

Imani Group's story

Imani Group is located in Kakamega South District. It is a group of nine women and three men led by Beatrice pictured on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for half an acre of maize, millet and sorghum cultivation. Beatrice first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2012 Long Rains season and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Beatrice joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and access the best input prices.

Beatrice reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about four bags of maize per 0.75 acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested nine bags per 0.75 acre! She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and invest in a cow. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive half an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Beatrice’s group will receive 5.5 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Jane, Pricila, Akata, Beatrice, Florence, Solomon, Francis, Roseline, Beatrice, Genovevia, Judith

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