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

Safari Group's story

Justus is pictured on the right with his hand raised amongst his Safari Group members. The 12 of them, 10 women and 2 men, are farmers in Kakamega North District. Farming inputs will be delivered to him on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of millet and sorghum. Justus joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Justus joined One Acre Fund so that he could access the best input prices and grow enough food for the family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Justus was only able to harvest three bags of maize per acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, he was able to harvest five bags per acre! He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and buy a cow. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Justus’ group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on six acres of land.

In this group: Justus, Lydia, Mary, Susan, Charles, Beredar, Demi, Ernest, Esther, Mary, Maureen, Naomi

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details