A loan of $475 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet and sorghum.

Njete Group's story

Margaret is a member of Njete Group in Chwele District. She is pictured with 12 One Acre Fund farmers, all of them women. Margaret is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for half an acre of millet and sorghum cultivation. Margaret first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2011 Long Rains season and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Margaret joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and access the best input prices.

Margaret reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about half a bag of maize per half acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested 5 bags per half acre! She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and save for the future.

During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive half an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Margaret’s group will receive six acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Eunice , Gladys, Monicar, Norah, Sheila, Gladys, Jacklyne, Janetrix, Mary, Margaret, Rose, Roselyne

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