A loan of $625 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.


Mzalendo Group's story

Janerose is a member of Mzalendo Group in Chwele District. She is pictured with 16 One Acre Fund farmers,14 women and 2 men. Janerose is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Janerose joined One Acre Fund during the long rains 2012, and is now enrolling in the long rains 2013 season. Janerose joined One Acre Fund so that she could grow enough food for the family and access the best input prices.

Janerose reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 4.5 bags of maize per 3/4 acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during long rains 2012, she harvested 12 bags per 3/4 acre!

She plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school and to repair her home. During the 2013 long rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Janerose’s group will receive 8 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Janerose, Everlyne, Suwaiba, Judith, Benson, Linet, Janet, Ruth, Florence, Bramuel, Joina, Esnas, Juan, Matrine, Christine, Everlyne
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