A loan of $825 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum.

Umoja Group's story

Jane is a member of Umoja Group in Kakamega South District. She is pictured with 13 One Acre Fund farmers: nine women and four men. Jane is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of maize, millet and sorghum cultivation. Jane 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. Jane joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for the family.

Jane described her harvest as good last year but believes she can have an even better one this year. She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send her children to school and save for the future. Jane’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total, they will receive inputs for 6.5 acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Jane, Loice, Benard, Margaret, Gerald, Jane, Mary, Petronila, Benedict, Annastancia, Leonita, Joshua, Rosemary

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