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

Jembe Group's story

Roselyne is pictured on the right with her hand raised amongst her Jembe Group members. The 11 of them, 10 women and 1 man, 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. Roselyne 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. Roselyne joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and other improvements like Solar Lights also offered by One Acre Fund.

Roselyne described her harvest as good last year, but believes she can have an even better one this year. She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and pay future One Acre Fund loans. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Roselyne’s group will receive 5 1/2 acres worth of inputs on credit.

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

In this group: Roselyne, Berita, Clementina, Adelaide, Margaret, Andrew, Susano, Mary, Sophia, Anjeline, Jescah

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details