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


Kazi Bora Group's story

Kazi Bora is a group of 24 farmers in Kakamega South District, represented by Samwel. The group has 19 women and 5 men. Samwel is on the right of the photo, with his hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to him on credit, consisting of materials sufficient to plant ½ acre of maize, millet and sorghum. Samwel first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2012 Long Rains, and now he is preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Samwel joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer, and to use his increased profits to send his children to school.

Samwel described his last year's harvest as very good, but he believes he can have an even better one this year. He plans to use the expected profits from the harvest to send his children to school and to repair his home. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. In total, Kazi Bora group will receive 12 acres' worth of inputs, on credit.

In this group: Samwel, Jackson, Julia, Festus, Risper, Robai, Edwin, Elemina, Magdalyne, Ursula, Catherine, Inviolata, Dorothy, Janepher, Janet, Jescah, Lilian, Amos, Benerdate, Mary, Petronila, Dinah, Elima, Rose
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