A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet and sorghum.


Utulivu Group's story

Utulivu Group is located in Kakamega North District. It is a group of nine women and two men led by Beatrice who is pictured on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of millet and sorghum cultivation. Beatrice 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. Beatrice joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family and to use the increased profits to send her children to school. Beatrice reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about one bag of maize per ½ acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested two 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 save for the future. Beatrice’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total, they will receive inputs for 5 1/2 acres of millet and sorghum.

In this group: Beatrice, Petronilah, Beatrice, Reuben, Jane, Jane, Judith, Mohamed, Paustina, Catherine, Volet
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