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

Jasho Group's story

Jasho is a group of 16 farmers in Webuye District, represented by Felisters. The group has 14 women and 2 men. Felisters is on the right of the photo with her hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit, consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of sweet potato, millet and sorghum. Felisters first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2010 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. She joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer, and to grow enough food for the family.

Felisters reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about two bags of maize per ½ acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested nine bags per 1/2 acre. She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send her children to school and to save for the future. Jasho Group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total, they will receive inputs for 8 acres of sweet potato, millet and sorghum.

In this group: Felisters, Christopher, Joan, Melon, Beatrice, Gladys, Mildred, Ruth, Agnes, Benetetar, Fridah, Sarah, Everline, Agnes, Lydia, Cresencia

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