A loan of $1,525 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.


Sabala Shg Group's story

Austin is pictured on the right with his hand raised amongst his Sabala SHG Group members. The 24 of them, 18 women and 6 men, are farmers in Kakamega South District. Farming inputs will be delivered to him on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum. Austin first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2009 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Austin joined One Acre Fund in order to use increased profits to send his children to school and gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Austin was only able to harvest 7 bags of maize per 1 acre, but after planting with the One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, he was able to harvest 17 bags per 1 acre! He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and save for the future. Austin’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive inputs for 12 acres of maize and sorghum.

The field officer is standing on the left of the photo.

In this group: Austin, Josephine, Petro, Charles, Mary, Tibiza, Desina, Agnes, Alice, Elica, Vitalis, Regina, Consolata, Beatrice, Adriano, Ritah, Elizabeth, Brigid, Morrice, Elimina, Margret, Mary, Pereneta, Akata
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