A loan of $775 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum.

Mwichina Group's story

Washington’s group has 12 farmers and is located in the Kakamega South District of Kenya. Washington is pictured on the right of Mwichina Group with his hand raised. Washington is pictured amongst the eight men and four women of his group. His loan will allow him to plant ½ an acre with sorghum, millet, and maize. Washington first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2011 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Washington joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and to grow enough food for the family.

Washington reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about 2.6 bags of maize per acre, but with his One Acre Fund loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested 15 bags per acre! He plans on using future profits from the harvest to buy a cow. Washington’s group members will each receive loans to support a ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total they will receive supplies for 6 acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Jason, Reuben, Silas, Zakaria, Anna, Esther, Thomas, Washington, Fridah, Joshua, Titus, Jael

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