A loan of $600 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet and sorghum.

Badilika Group's story

Margaret is a member of Badilika Group, in Kakamega North District. The group is comprised of 15 One Acre Fund farmers, 12 women and 3 men. Margaret is standing on the right with her hand raised, in the photo. She is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of millet and sorghum cultivation. Margaret first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2009 Long Rains 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 to use increased profits to send her children to school.

Margaret described her harvest as good last year, but she believes she can have an even better one this year. She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and buy a cow. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Badilika Group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 7.5 acres of land.

In this group: Margaret, Josephine, Leonida, Zena, Blantina, Janet, Jackline, Leonidah, Rosemary, Ruth, Samwel, Blantina, Esther, Stanley, Jason
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