A loan of $1,075 helped a member to purhcase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum.

Ekonjero Group's story

Ekonjero is a group of 17 farmers in the Kakamega South District represented by James. The group has nine women and eight men. James is on the right of the photo with his hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to him on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant half an acre of maize, millet and sorghum. James joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012 season, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. James joined One Acre Fund so that he could access the best input prices and grow enough food for the family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, James was only able to harvest 1.5 bags of maize per 0.75 acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, he was able to harvest 9 bags per 0.75 acre! He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and buy a cow. For the 2013 Long Rains season, James’s group members will take input loans of half an acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 8.5 acres of land.

In this group: Gladys, James, Julian, Ezekiel, Alice, Jenipher, Wycliffe, Christine, Joash, Miriam, Ziporah, Jirus, Peter, Gideon, Oliver, Truphena, Jacob

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