A loan of $550 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum on her half-acre farm.

Namakhutu Group's story

Grace is a member of Namakhutu Group in Chwele District. She is pictured with 14 One Acre Fund farmers, 12 women and 2 men. Grace is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for a half acre of maize, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Grace first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2011 Long Rains, and she is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season.
Grace joined One Acre Fund in order to improve her farming techniques through the One Acre Fund methods, and she will use increased profits to send her children to school. Grace reports that, before she joined One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 2.3 bags of maize per half acre but, with her One Acre Fund input loan during the 2012 Long Rains season, she harvested 7 bags per half acre! She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and to repair her home. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Grace’s group members will take out input loans for half an acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on seven acres of land.

In this group: Gladys, Juliana, Mary, Emmanuel, Grace, Elizabeth, Leornard, Metrine, Rose, Mary, Pamela, Doricus, Emelda, Janet

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