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

Weoya Group's story

Weoya is a group of 16 farmers in Chwele District represented by Robert. The group has 10 women and six men. Robert 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. Robert first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2010 Long Rains season and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Robert joined One Acre Fund in order to access the best input prices and use the increased profits to send his children to school.

Robert reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about 0.75 bag of maize per acre, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested 18 bags per acre! He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and grow enough food for the family.

For the 2013 Long Rains season, Robert’s group members will take input loans of half an acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 8 acres of land.

In this group: Violet, Jane, Beatrice, Elizabeth, Eunice, Rodah, Janet, Margret, Moses, Robert, Vinicent, Apiwa, Fobias, Joyce, Mark, Tobias

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