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

Tushauriane Group's story

Catherin’s group has 12 farmers and is located in Kakamega South District. Catherin is pictured on the right of Tushauriane Group with her hand raised. Catherin is pictured amongst the 2 men and 10 women of her group. She will receive input loans capable of planting ½ an acre with sorghum, millet, and maize. Catherin first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2012 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Catherin joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for the family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Catherin was only able to harvest 2 bags of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest 8 bags per ½ acre! She plans on using future profits from the harvest to buy a goat and a cow and send her children to school. Catherin’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 acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Catherin, Maurice, Penina, Gabriel, Joyce, Tinah, Doris, Florence, Consolata, Joylidya, Selfa, Eunice

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